Copyright and Digitization and Preservation of State Government Documents: A Detailed Analysis


  • Brett D. Currier Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Anne Gilliland University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • David R. Hansen University of North Carolina School of Law



This paper builds off "Copyright and the Digitization of State Government Documents: A Preliminary Analysis" presented at IPres 2015. In this paper, we present a more detailed analysis and a practical framework for local archivists and librarians to use in assessing copyright status, the application of fair use, and use of other copyright limitations to different types of government documents.



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