CopyTalk: Copyright “capture” webinar archived

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Captured: Influence, bias and control at the U.S. Copyright Office” is now available. Originally webcast on November 3rd by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenter was Meredith Rose, staff attorney at Public Knowledge (PK), a DC public interest organization focusing on telecommunications, copyright and Internet law policy. Meredith talked about PK’s report on the U.S. Copyright Office’s partiality toward the content industry by advocating for stronger copyright and increased enforcement as well as its entry into non-copyright policy arenas, such as telecommunications, in order to argue on behalf of rights holders.

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Plan ahead! One-hour, free CopyTalk webinars occur on the first Thursday of every month at 11am Pacific/2 pm Eastern Time.

On December 1st, Deg Farrelly, media librarian at Arizona State University, will discuss an online database of due diligence searches made to identify rights holders of video titles from three university media collections. The project is ongoing and invites media librarians to crowd source by adding their unique titles and copyright searches to the database.

About Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the Director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Office for Information Technology Policy. 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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