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Introduction to the online version

Chapter 1 – The Commission and Its Recommendations

Chapter 2 – The Establishment, Mandate, and Activities of the Commission

Chapter 3 – Computers and Copyright

Chapter 4 – Machine Reproduction – Photocopying

Chapter 5 – Summary

Appendix A – Summary of the Legislative History of Computer-Related Issues and the Photocopy Issue

Appendix B – Public Law 93-573 and Public Law 95-146

Appendix C – Commissioners

Appendix D – Staff

Appendix E – Lists of Witnesses

Appendix F – Alphabetical Listing of Persons Appearing before the Commission

Appendix G – Transcripts of Commission Meetings

Appendix H – Summaries of Commission-Sponsored Studies

Appendix I – Bibliography

- Selected List of Works on Computers and Copyright

- Photocopying and the 1976 Copyright Act

- Articles Written by the Commission Staff

Appendix J – Selected Provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976 and Copyright Office Regulations

Full table of contents

PDF version of the report

Picture of commissioners and staff

Final Report of the National Commission on New Technology Uses of Copyrighted Works

Appendix I – Bibliography

Selected List of Documents Relating to Photocopying and the 1976 Copyright Act

Interpretations and Guides Issued by Organizations

Copyright: new law and new directions. Association for Educational Communications and Technology and National Audiovisual Association, 1977.

Copyright and educational media; a guide to fair use and permission procedures. Prepared by the Asso­ciation for Educational Communications and Tech­nology and the Association of Media Producers. Washington, D.C.: AECT and AMP, 1977.

The copyright law and the health sciences librarian. Chicago: Medical Library Association, 1978.

Explaining the new copyright law: a guide to legiti­mate photocopying of copyrighted materials. [Wash­ington, D.C.]: Association of American Publishers, 1977.

Guidelines for seedingor making a copy of an entire copyrighted word for a library, archives, or user. Prepared by the Implementation of the Copyright Revision Act Committee, Resources and Technical Services Division, American Library Association. {Page 138} Chicago: Am, 1977. [Included in Librarian's Copyright Kit.]

Librarian’s copyright kit: what you must renew now. Chicago: American Library Association, 1978. [11 items, various pag.]

Librarian’s guide to the new copyright law. Chi­cago: American Library Association, 1977. [Re­printed from ALA Washington Newsletter 28 no. 18 (November 15, 1976). Included in Li­brarian's Copyright Kit.

Library photocopying and the U.S. copyright law of 1976: an overview f or librarians and their coun­sel. New York: Special Libraries Association, 1977.

The new copyright law: questions teachers and librarians ask. A joint project of the American Li­brary Association, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Education Association. Washington, D.C.: NEA, 1977. [Included in Li­brarian's Copyright Kit.]

North, William D. An interim look at the Copyright Revision Act of 1976. Chicago: American Library Association, 1977. [Included in Librarian's Copy­right Kit.]

Photocopying by academic, public, and nonprofit research libraries. Prepared by the Association of American Publishers, Inc., and by the Authors League of America, Inc. [Washington, D.C.: AAP], 1978.

Photocopying by corporate libraries. Prepared by the Association of American Publishers, Inc., and the Authors League of America, Inc., [Washington, D.C.: AAP], 1978.

The United States copyright law: a guide for music educators. Music Educators National Conference and others. [Washington, D.C.], 1977.

Articles on Sections 107, 108, and the CONTU Guidelines

After 67 years—a new U.S. copyright law. National Music Publisher's Association Bulletin no. 5602 (November 1976), pp. 2‑12.

Butler, Meredith. Copyright and reserve books what libraries are doing. College and Research Libraries News no. 5 (May 1978), pp. 125‑29.

Broering, Naomi C. Capitol notes: royalty payments and P.H.S. grant publications. MLA News, no. 101 (April 1978), pp. 3-4.

Cardozo, Michael H. To copy or not to copy for teaching and scholarship: what shall I tell my cli­ent? Journal of College and University Law 4(Winter 1976-77): 59-83.

Carroll, Hardy. Primary resources for understanding the new copyright law. College and Research Library News no. 1 (January 1977 ), pp. 1‑2.

CNLA on photocopying. MLA News, no. 101 (April 1978), p.1.

Computer program warns of copyright violation. Library Journal 103, no. 3 (February 1, 1978): 311.

Cooke, Eileen, and Henderson, Carol C. Preparing for the new copyright law. Wilson Library Bulletin 51, no. 5 (January 1977): 446.

—. Watch out for reproduction right offers. Wil­son Library Bulletin 51, no. 6 (February 1977): 542.

Copyright and reserve shelf: more on library liability. Library Journal 103, no. 4 (February 15, 1978): 416‑17.

Copyright fair use accounting system. MLA News,no. 100 (March 1978), p. 9.

Copyright law prompts new ILL form. American Li­braries8 no. 9 (October 1977): 492B-492C.

Coughlin, E. K. Are limits on copying unconstitu­tional? Law Dean L. R. Patterson questions 1976 copyright revisions. Chronicle of Higher Education 14, no.17 (July 5, 1977): 10.

De Gennaro, Richard Copyright, resource sharing, and hard times: a view from the field. American Libraries 8 no. 8 (September 1977): 430-35.

Doherty, Austin. Library photocopying: recent sur­veys indicate its nature and scale. New York Law Journal, March 27, 1978, pp. 24-25.

Dugan, P. Double bind: the environmental impact of the 1976 Copyright Revision Law. Journal of Academic Librarianship 3 (July 1977): 146-48.

Education and the copyright law: still an open issue. Fordham Law Review, 46, no. 1 (October 1977): 91‑138.

Flacks, Lewis I. Living in the gap of ambiguity an attorney's advice to librarians on the copyright law. American Libraries 8, no. 5 (May 1977): 252‑57. [Included in Librarian's Copyright Kit.]

Fried, Stephen. Fair use and the new act. New York Law School Law Review, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 497­-519.

Guidelines: records of interlibrary photocopying requests. American Libraries 8, no. 11 (December 1977 ): 624. [Included in Librarian’s Copyright Kit.]

Holley, Edward G. A librarian looks at the new copy­right law. American Libraries 8, no. 5 (May 1977): 247‑51. [Included in Librarian's Copyright Kit.]

Jensen, J. E. The new copyright law and faculty li­brary services. Maryland State Medical Journal 26, no. 12 (December 1977): 12.

Librarians puzzled by limits of new copyright act. Times Higher Education Supplement 325, no. 3 (January 27, 1978): 1.

Library copying in the new copyright law. EPIE Gram: Materials 16 (December 1977): 3.

Just a reminder. Special Libraries 69, no. 3 (March 1978): 127.

Lieb, Charles. New copyright law: overview. New York: Association of American Publishers, 1976.

—. An overview of the new copyright law. In Bowker annual 1977. New York: R. R. Bowker & Sons, 1977, pp.164‑71.

Magarrell, Jack. Copyright law, excuses unknowing violators. Chronicle of Higher Education 15, no. 19 (January 23, 1978): 1, 10.

Marke, Julius J. Copyright revision and issues of concern to the librarian. In Bowker annual 1977. New York: R. R. Bowker & Sons, 1977, pp.159-63.

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—.New copyright law; authors and librarians resume "fair use" debate. New York Law Journal, March 27, 1978, pp. 23, 26‑27.

—. United States copyright revision and its legis­lative history. Law Library Journal 70, no. 2 (May 1977): 121‑52.

Marshall, Nancy H., and Naylor, Ronald P. Interli­brary loan issues. RQ 16, no. 4 (Summer 1977): 330‑31.

—. Interlibrary loan issues. RQ 17, no. 1 (Fall 1977): 59‑64.

—. Interlibrary loan issues. RQ 17, no. 2 (Win­ter 1977): 178‑80.

Martell, Charles. Copyright law and reserve opera­tions—an interpretation. College and Research Li­braries News, no. 1 (January 1978), pp. 1‑6.

Meyer, Ellen T. Government update: the new copy­right law and micrographics. Micrographics Today 12, no. 5 (January 1978): 60‑61.

Meyers, Ernest S. Sound recordings and the new copy­right act. New York Law School Law Review 22, no. 3 (January 1977): 573‑88.

Middleton, Dale R. Predicting the impact of copyright specifications on interlibrary borrowing. Medical Library Association Bulletin 65, no. 4 (October 1977): 449‑51.

More copyright information. American Libraries 8, no. 11 (December 1977) : 624‑25. [Included in Li­brarian's Copyright Kit.]

The new copyright law; copyright and reserve shelf: library liability. Library Journal 103, no. 3 (Feb­ruary 1, 1978): 310‑11.

New rules on photocopy limits and classroom use set forth in full text of copyright addenda. American Libraries 7, no. 10 (November 1976): 610‑11.

Ringer, Barbara. Finding your way around in the new copyright law. Publishers Weekly 210, no. 24 (De­cember 13, 1976): 38‑41.

—. First thoughts on the Copyright Act of 1976. New York Law School Law Review 22, no. 3 (January 1977): 477‑95.

Robinson, D. B. Copyright legislation: guidelines for libraries, educators, and students. Contemporary Education 48 (Summer 1977): 228‑29.

Robinson, Donald W. Copyright and photocopying. Phi Delta Kappa 58, no. 5 (February 1977): 495-97.

Smith, Lester K. Copying for reserve reading—a dif­ferent viewpoint. College and Research Library News, no. 5 (May 1978), pp. 129‑30.

Stedman, John C. Academic library reserves, photo­copying, and the copyright law. Special issue of ALA Washington Newsletter, vol. 30, no. 7 (July 14, 1978).

—. The new copyright law: photocopying for educational use. AAUP Bulletin 63, no. 1 (Feb­ruary 1977): 5‑16.

Swinton, Cordelia W. A personal view from Penn State. College and Research Libraries News, no. 5 (May 1978), pp. 129‑30.

Thatcher, Sanford G. A publisher's guide to the new U.S. copyright law. Scholarly Publishing 8, no. 4 (July 1977): 315‑33.

Treece, James M. Library photocopying. UCLA Law Review 24, nos. 5 and 6 (June‑August 1977): 1025‑69.

Wagner, Susan. Copying and the copyright bill; where the new revision stands on fair use. Publishers Weekly 210, no. 16 (October 18,1976): 28‑30.

—. New copyright law primer. Part 1: the basics. Publishers Weekly 212, no. 25 (December 26, 1977): 37‑42.

—. New copyright law primer. Part 2: the for­malities. Publishers Weekly 213, no. 5 (January 30, 1978): 65‑70.

Documents Relating to Copyright Clearance Mechanisms

Handbook for libraries and other organizational research which copy from serials and separates: procedures for using the programs of the Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. New York: Copyright Clearance Cen­ter, Inc., 1977.

Permissions to photo-copy: publisher’s fee list. Serials articles issue. New York: Copyright Clearance Cen­ter, Inc., 1978.

Proposed copyright clearance procedures for photo­copying: information for librarians. Prepared by the Council of National Library Association's Committee on Copyright Practice and Implementation. Spe­cial issue of ALA Washington Newsletter, vol. 29, no. 15 (October 28, 1977). [Also published in American Libraries 8, no. 11 (December 1977): 62-25 and included in the Librarian’s Copyright Kit.]

Documents and Articles Relating to Sources of Authorized Fee‑Paid Copies of Copyrighted Materials

Institute for Scientific Information, Inc.

OATS (Original Article Tear Sheet) Service. [Infor­mation on this service of the Institute for Scientific Information, Inc., is included in each issue of Cur­rent Contents publications, as well as other ISI pub­lications.]


National Technical Information Service

JACS directory: NTIS journal article copy service. Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, 1978. NTIS/JACS‑78/01.

Rosenfield, H. E. Article‑copying service by NTIS takes off. Wilson Library Bulletin 52, no. 12 (December 1977): 284.


University Microfilms International

A new article copy service in education from Univer­sity Microfilms International. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1977.

Reprints catalog: periodical articles and issues. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1976.

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Wood, James L. Document access in the United States. Interlending Review 6, no. 1 (January 1978): 6-9.

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