University of California, Berkeley

For a third year of funding to continue to develop solutions to copyright law obstacles faced by digital library initiatives such as the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

  • Amount $384,565
  • City Berkeley, CA
  • Investigator Pamela Samuelson
  • Year 2013
  • Program Technology
  • Sub-program Universal Access to Knowledge

Funds from this grant provide one year of continued support to efforts by a team led by Pamela Samuelson at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to examine the legal obstacles posed by copyright law to digital library initiatives and the digital storage and dissemination of in-copyright works. The Berkeley team will examine a diverse range of issues, including orphan works, library and archive copyright exceptions, private ordering solutions, collective licensing for certain copyrighted works, digital lending of in-copyright works, and metadata ownership and use issues. Samuelson’s team will also provide advice and counsel to the Digital Public Library of America on legal issues related its mission and will serve as a locus for informed legal discussion of copyright issues in the digital age.

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