Electronic Resource (eResource)

TermElectronic Resource (eResource)
CategoryDescriptive Elements
Definition¨Material encoded for manipulation by computer, including texts, sounds, images, numeric data, computer programs, etc. alone or in combination, as well as materials that require the use of peripheral devices directly connected to a computer
SampleNo sample for this term available

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  • Electronic Title (eTitle)
  • Print Title
  • Electronic Resource Package (eResource Package)
  • Coverage (Electronic Holdings?)
  • Format

    Facts on copyright

    • A common and simple practice to obtain evidence in favour of authorship is to place the copyright material in a envelope or package together with a document signed by several people stating that they have examined the work prior to it being sealed and that in their opinion it is original. Once this is done the package is mailed to the owner by recorded delivery, which helps to establish when the work was created, who the originator of the work is and that there are signatory validators prepared to state that it is original.
    • Some countries may have parallel importation restrictions that allow the copyright holder of their licensee to control the aftermarket. This may mean for example that a copy of a book that does not infringe copyright in the country where it was printed does infringe copyright in a country into which it is imported for retailing.
    • One might be able to obtain a patent for the method, but that is a different area of law. Compilations of facts or data may also be copyrighted, but such a copyright is thin. It only applies to the particular selection and arrangement of the facts, not to the particular facts themselves. In some jurisdictions databases are expressly covered by statute. In some cases, ideas may be capable of intelligible expression in only one or a limited number of ways. Therefore even the expression in these circumstances is not covered. In the United States this is known as the merger doctrine, because the expression is considered to be inextricably merged with the idea. Merger is often pleaded as an affirmative defense to charges of infringement. That doctrine is not necessarily accepted in other jurisdictions.

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