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Nearer to the Dust -- copyright and the machine. George A. Gipe.

Nearer to the Dust -- copyright and the machine.

The Williams & Wilkins Co, Baltimore MD 1967, first edition; 290 pages, index.
Condition: Good to very good overall, tan decorated cloth hardcover, no dustjacket; research laboratory exlibrary rubberstamp on titlepage, Foreword page, and textblock edges, pocket on front pastedown. The binding is tight and secure, pages are clean, unmarked.
Price: $10.00
Item no. B145
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... the whole concept of private property is being insidiously undermined by the theory that mass distribution of copyright material can be condoned by an elastic interpretation of 'fair se'...

Includes, The Telephone Pole, our national tree -- summary of the issues facing us regarding the unrestricted use of copyrighted material

Gutenberg's Folly -- history of copying and printing -- how the two differ

The Copier tolls for thee, cinderella -- The growth of copyright protection, national and international laws

Success is a four letter word -- the invention of xerography. How Xerox Corporation outdistances early rivals in the office copier field

Ici on Parle Xerox -- whom the new technology benefits. Description of copier usage by students and librarians

Fair Use is a many-splintered thing -- an examination of a much-abused concept concerning the use of copyrighted materials

Can Fifty Million Monkeys be Wrong -- is the book obsolete -- the world of information machines

The Plug-in Librarian -- Information explosion and mountains of trivia to be stored. Mechanization and computerization of libraries. Inter-library networks such as EDUCOM
A Government named Lenny --government spending on research and develppment; attempts at centralization of information; affects on authors and publishers, more

Soft, the Hardware Man cometh -- growth of computer industry in government and education

The Non-Boob Tube -- Educational television and problems re copyright therein

Jaywalkers in no-man's land -- views of various interested parties in the conflict between copyright and computerized storage, retrieval, and dissemination of information

Lenny Listens -- Hearings on proposed revisions of copyright law

All this and Vertical Integration too --Vertical integration of computer and publishing industries which will result from inadequate revision of copyright law. How this development will harm education

Pennies to collect Dimes -- Three major problems which revision of copyright laws would leave unsolved. Three alternative solutions -- copyright stamps, a tax on copying machines, and a statutory clearinghouse system.