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Re: International Financial Statistics license

Yes, I have come across the statement that UN bodies are not
subject to national copyright laws as they exist "outside"
national boundaries (I've had this from WHO and FAO), however
they abide by the Berne Convention and other international

With regard to ILL this comes under the "single copy" issue:
within the print world when you lend your copy you no longer have
access to it. but by printing out your e-copy and lending this
you retain access to your e-copy so you have created a new copy
which infringes the principles of copyright law (i.e. Berne
Convention etc.). Therefore the publisher is within their right
to withold permission to do this (as unreasonable as this seems
in the current environment). (This is a problem which publishers
of e-books are trying to grapple with presently.)

Pippa Smart
Research Communication and Publishing Consultant
PSP Consulting
email: pippa.smart@gmail.com
WEB: www.pspconsulting.org


2009/11/4 David Thibodeau <David.Thibodeau@gcsu.edu>:

> Hi Bob,
> This is a truly bizarre response from a publisher. I would check
> to make sure you have reached the correct Alexa Smith. Note that
> the e-mail address is different.
> Thanks,
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> [mailto:owner-liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu] On Behalf Of Robert H. Scheier
> Sent: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 6:06 PM
> To: liblicense-l@lists.yale.edu
> Subject: International Financial Statistics license
> Hi. Can someone tell me if the IMF can claim that "we're not
> subject to copyright law." This is in regard to ILL for the paper
> eds. of the title "International Financial Statistics." I was a
> little surprised to see that claim (see below). I thought if you
> publish in the U.S. you have to abide by U.Sl laws. No?
> Bob Scheier
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Dinand Library
> College of the Holy Cross
> Worcester, MA 01610-2395
> Email: rscheier@holycross.edu