Help is on the way, both in person and online. At ALA Annual 2016, the Copyright Answer booth is back. On Saturday and Sunday only, from 10am – 4pm, conveniently located in the Orange County Convention Center outside of the Exhibit Hall and staffed by copyright librarian experts, stop by and pour your heart out. What copyright issue is troubling you? Feel like venting? We have been there and done that. We will listen, and provide non-legal, but well informed advice.
If you can’t make it to Orlando, don’t pout. The Copyright Advisory Network (CAN) is back. Any time, day or night, post your copyright question or issue on the CAN forum. Within 24 hours (except holidays and weekends), one of our knowledgeable copyright scholars will respond to your query. We also have online copyright tools for figuring out when materials are in the public domain, conducting a fair use analysis and more. By the way, it’s all FREE. You will never be asked to pay a fee or take a drug test.
These services are brought to you by fellow librarians who are members of the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) Copyright Education Subcommittee. Our primary mission is to help librarians who find themselves on the copyright front lines navigate the mine field.