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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Association for Jewish Studies; Association for Jewish Studies

Author(s): Heidi Lerner; Heidi Lerner

Series: AJS Perspectives: The Newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, Spring 2009, pp.36-39.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Education (Information services and sources)
Law and ethics (Intellectual property, copyright, patent, and trademark law)

Keywords: Internet; Law; Higher Education; Judaic Studies

Type: Brief


The author explores problems of ownership and access to information resulting from the rapid rise in prices of e-journal and e-book subscriptions, and the restrictions imposed by their accompanying licensing practices, as well as uncertainty and confusion in matters of intellectual property, copyright and fair use issues.