Beware what you share

A recent news item reports that a company has had to pay a $300,000 fine because it distributed copyrighted press clippings internally. The company "disseminated copies of relevant magazine and newspaper articles in the good faith belief that it was lawful to do so", but unfortunately, ignorance of the law did not protect them. Most librarians are taught about copyright law as part of their professional education, so if you have questions about what you can or can't do with other people's published material, please contact me and I'll do my best to advise you. You can also check out the copyright advice on this website.