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COPYRIGHT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023870D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 469K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Copier/duplicator products operated in locations of high visibility, such as libraries, may be used to reproduce material which has a copyright notice thereon, In general, the reproduction of such material without the consent of the copyright proprietor is restricted. In order to conform to the copyright law, records should be kept and royalty payments provided for, which in turn requires identifying the material and recording that with a copy count for subsequent processing.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

COPYRIGHT ACCOUNTING SYSTEM Proposed Classification

PTHicke~ U~S.CL 355/133

mt. CL G03b

Copier/duplicator products operated in locations of high visibility, such as libraries, may be used to reproduce material which has a copyright notice thereon, In

general, the reproduction of such material without the consent of the copyright proprietor is restricted. In order to conform to the copyright law, records should be kept and royalty payments provided for, which in turn requires identifying the material and recording that with a copy count for subsequent processing.

To be able to practically apply a system, it would be necessary for a library to use a punched card or a bar-coded label with their books, The material copier would require a simple static card reader or hand-held wand bar-code reader depending on

which identification convention is used in a particular library. In view of the

volume of data to be stored, the magnetic tape cassette is the choice for recording.

The data base must be administered on a central processor, which requires that the list of books covered by copyright must be available, The other information that must be collected on a regular basis is the correlation of accession numbers and call numbers to book numbers,

It is believed that over 90% of a given library's holdings are copyrighted including reference, text and other books, periodicals, sheet music, architecture and

photographs.

There are four generally accepted techniques for library holding identification developed primarily to assist in library circulation control, There are:

(a) an index-type book card, retained in a pocket on the book, containing the name

of the book's author, the book title and various other information, (b) a second book card used as an interpreted punched tab card, (c) a plastic punched card the size of a short tab card and (d) a combination human readable/bar-coded label attached to each book, This label becomes an integral part of the work and cannot be

separated and lost as can cards. A simple hand-held wand attached by wire to a simple reader can be used to read the bar-code. This label can contain any of the indentification data required and is the preferred identification technique.

For control purposes, it is assumed that the system does not distinguish whether 5 copies are made up of one page or one copy each is made from 5 pages. For the

controls to be accepted, the approach would be to preclude the possibility of one book identified being used to initiate copying from more than one book, This can be accomplished by ensuring that whatever m...