Librarians and copyright

Wired is reporting that the American Library Association will be providing educational materials for school libraries to teach students about copyright. The idea is to provide balance to the hardline copyright stance of the Business Software Alliance, the Motion Picture Association of America, and others, to the detriment of fair use.

Always lively discussion can be found at Slashdot.

Kurt Vonnegut recently voiced his support of librarians, not specifically for this, but for defense of democratic ideals in general.

But lest we think librarians are always paragons of virtue, River of Data has a listing of “interesting” depictions of librarians.