The Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 17, 1997

Dec. 1, 1997
VOL. 27, NO. 13

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Electronic era spawns copyright quandaries
As director of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and president of the Association of Research Libraries, Jim Neal is active in the national arena in the areas of copyright law and scholarly publishing.

Last month, he testified on behalf of five American library associations before a congressional subcommittee studying the Collections of Information Antipiracy Act. This proposed legislation seeks to expand protection of databases, particularly in the digital environment. Though its supporters have called the bill "a complement to copyright," Neal addressed the absence of documented need for such new protection, the overall inadequacies of the legislation and the availability of existing laws to protect such works.
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Career planning gets students on track
Ready to graduate and make your fortune among the employed? Well, better start soon and work hard, says Nimesh Shah '97, who knows from experience. "If you're spending less time looking for a job than your pre-med friends are putting into getting into medical school," he says, "you're going to be far behind in finding work."
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