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Digital humanities research under United States and European copyright laws. Evolving frameworks

  • This chapter summarizes the current state of copyright laws in the United States and European Union that most affect Digital Humanities research, namely the fair use doctrine in the US and research exceptions in Europe, including the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which has been finally adopted in 2019. This summary begins with a description of recent copyright advances most relevant to DH research, and finishes with an analysis of a significant remaining legal hurdle which DH researchers face: how do fair use and research exceptions deal with the critical issue of circumventing technological protection measures (TPM, a.k.a. DRM). Our discussion of the lawful means of obtaining TPM-protected material may contribute to both current DH research and planning decisions and inform future stakeholders and lawmakers of the need to allow TPM circumvention for academic research.

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Author:Erik Ketzan, Paweł KamockiGND
Parent Title (English):Access and Control in Digital Humanities
Series (Serial Number):Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities (-)
Publisher:Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication:Abingdon/New York
Editor:Shane Hawkins
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2021
Date of Publication (online):2021/05/28
Tag:Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market; copyright; copyright laws
GND Keyword:Digital Humanities; Europäische Union; Fair Use; Internationales Urheberrecht; USA; Urheberrecht
First Page:233
Last Page:248
This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in "Access and Control in Digital Humanities" on May 14, 2021, available online:  https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429259616
DDC classes:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht
Open Access?:ja
Program areas:S2: Forschungskoordination und –infrastrukturen
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt