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Copyright and Mass Digitization

Maurizio Borghi and Stavroula Karapapa


Mass digitization of texts, images, and other creative works promises to unprecedentedly enhance access to culture and knowledge. With the electronic ‘library of Alexandria’ having started to materialize, a number of legal and policy issues have emerged. The book develops an extended conceptual account of the ways in which mass digital projects challenge the established copyright norms through the wholesale copying of works, their storage in cloud environments, and their automated processing for purposes of data analytics and text mining. As individual licensing is not compatible with the mass ... More

Keywords: copyright, digitization, digital libraries, public goods, information, Google Books, Europeana, text mining, orphan works, fair use

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199664559
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664559.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maurizio Borghi, author
Brunel University

Stavroula Karapapa, author
Brunel University