Next CopyTalk webinar: The Durationator

Join us for the next CopyTalk webinar: code + copyright = the Durationator.

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Plan ahead! One hour CopyTalk webinars occur on the first Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. Pacific / 2 p.m. Eastern.

For the last decade, the Copyright Research Lab at Tulane University has been building the Durationator — a tool, helpdesk and resource for solving copyright questions. Designed to be used by libraries, archives, museums, artists and content owners (and everyone else!), the Durationator Copyright System combines complex legal research + code + human experts. The Durationator looks at every kind of cultural work (poems, films, books, photographs, art, sound recordings) in every country and territory of the world. It even covers state sound recordings! Elizabeth Townsend Gard will discuss what was learned during the ten-year development process. She will touch on basic information that is available for determining whether a work is under copyright or in the public domain, and how to think through copyright questions at the help desk.

Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard is an Associate Professor of Law and the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane University. She teaches intellectual property, art law, copyright and trademark law, advertising, property and law and entrepreneurship. Her research interests include fan fiction, the role of law in creativity in the content industries, and video games. She also fosters kittens, which makes Elizabeth an even more appealing speaker!

Details:

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 11:00 a.m. (Pacific)

Link: Go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/copytalk/ and sign in as a guest. You’re in!

This program is brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s copyright education subcommittee. An archive of previous CopyTalk webinars is available.

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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