Reminder: CopyTalk this Thursday with the Libertarians

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This month’s CopyTalk will be unlike any before.  This one will be about our understanding of what copyright is and why we have it in the first place.  That’s right, we’re talking copyright policy. ALA’s policy is that copyright was created by Congress to advance the dissemination of information, creative arts, and knowledge for the benefit of the public. Libraries are important vehicles for advancing the purpose of copyright because they are sites of learning and personal enrichment. We lawfully acquire copyright resources so more people have access to them.  We replace and preserve these resources under copyright exceptions also to benefit the public.  We do other things as well, but this is meant to be a short blog post.

Of course, copyright means different things to different people and stakeholder groups. This Thursday, libertarians from R Street will share their thoughts on ways to look at U.S. copyright policy.  Join us for a wonky time!

Thursday, April 7th 2016 2pm (Eastern)/11am (Pacific) use this URL to access the webinar. Register as a guest and you’re in.  Yes, it’s still FREE because the Office for Information Technology Policy and the Copyright Education Subcommittee want to expand copyright awareness and education opportunities.

And yes, we archive the webinars!

About Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books and other public policy issues. She has a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a MA in media arts from the University of Arizona. She can be reached via e-mail at crussell@alawash.org.

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