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Legal information related to Web 2.0 and Web 3.0

Abstract:

This chapter discusses the possible legal pitfalls into which teaching librarians may fall if they use or allow the use of Web 2.0 and 3.0 tools in a negligent manner. Such pitfalls consist of defamation, copyright infringement, and the high cost of litigation. To avoid these, librarians should become aware generally of current laws in their jurisdiction, apply this knowledge of the law in their pedagogical endeavors, and inculcate their colleagues and students with such knowledge. The chapter additionally covers the application of Creative Commons licenses and the SPARC Addendum, both which allow for the wider usage and dissemination of copyrighted materials.

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