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Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: an Introduction Workshop (Two-Day Webinar) -- ALA Webinar

Understanding and Defending Copyright in Your Library: An Introduction Workshop
A two-part workshop, each session runs 90 minutes on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific and Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

As a librarian, you are a defender of copyright and of proper and ethical access to information. In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn all about copyright, so you can help discern how your library and community can use print and digital materials within the confines of copyright law.

In the first 90-minute session, learn the basic rules of copyright law in ordinary terms and how to put its usage into context.  At the end of the first session, you will be able to explain the basics of copyright law, including:

  • What is protected by federal copyright law
  • The length of copyright protection
  • What rights a creator or copyright owner has
  • What is Fair Use
  • What is in the public domain

The session includes time for Q&A and an opportunity to submit questions that will be addressed during the second session.

In part two, we’ll build upon part one and tackle two important areas crucial to libraries: Fair Use and e-books.  Did you know there’s an actual test to determine if the use is fair? You’ll learn about that test and how e-books and other digital materials intersect with U.S. copyright law.  Given that digital works are generally licensed and not sold, we’ll also look at how we can advocate on behalf of our libraries and community members.

At the end of the session, you will be able to:

  • Assist your users and other staff members in understanding the real meaning of Fair Use
  • Understand where e-books intersect with copyright law and why advocacy is needed

Click here to go to course website.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Online Webinar
Online Webinar

Event Organizer

Heather Campbell Shock

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