Monday, March 2, 2009

Podcasting for Libraries

Podcasting: Searching for Content

Searching for literature in the public domain can be simplified by using the internet as a tool. Be careful of the resources you use as many personal websites on the internet may be unwittingly using content that is still copyrighted. Literature by A. A. Milne that features his character Winnie-the-Pooh is still copyrighted, yet, many personal websites have work posted by this author.
Websites that might prove useful for research purposes are: (Search for books marked as Public Domain) In the end, keep in mind that you are the one responsible for knowing the works and being sure of the existing rights, if any, of the work to prevent yourself from infringing on copyright. Copyright infringement is punishable by law with statutory damages being awarded up to $150,000 per willful infringement of each work.

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