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DOI - Digital Object Identifier : A revolution in the management and trading of copyrighted information over the Internet in the third millenium

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Author(s): Martin Žnideršič

Journal: Knjižnica : Revija za Področje Bibliotekarstva in Informacijske Znanosti
ISSN 0023-2424

Volume: 41;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 33;
Date: 1997;
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ABSTRACT
Rapid development of information technology in recent years has brought over also the problem of the protection of author's rights related to copyrighted works on electronic media. Information and law specialists were intensively working on this problem for several years and the result has been a new system of labelling copyrighted works on the Internet, called DOI (Digitial Object Identifier). The system was developed in the United States. At the time of the presenta tion of DOI at the Bookfair in Frankfurt, 250.000 author works were labelled with DOI. The system is universal and enables the inclusion of the present standard identifiers (ISBN, ISSN, SICI). The fact that DOI identifier stays "glued on" forever, makes the identification of the carrier of copyright possible at any moment. The DOI system presents the infrastructure system for trading in and use of copyrighted works over the Internet in the third millenium.
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