Author Archives: Carrie Russell

CopyTalk: Where oh where is the public domain?

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We have another cool CopyTalk planned for December 7th! Mark your calendars for 2pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time for our one-hour session on the public domain. We often assume that older works are in the public domain, but how can we know for sure? Peter Hirtle, the author of the frequently cited resource, “Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the ... Read More »

ALA signs trade policy principles

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Today ALA signed the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements, joining over 70 international copyright experts, think tanks and public interest groups. The Principles address the need for balanced copyright policy in trade agreements. Over the years, trade policies have increasingly implicated copyright and other IP laws, sometimes creating international trade policies that conflict with U.S. copyright law ... Read More »

Archived CopyTalk webinar on students and music sharing available

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Music copyright: what do students know and what do we do about it?” is now available. Originally presented on November 2 by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, the webinar features Kathleen DeLaurenti, Open Access Editor, Music Library Association Head Librarian, Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of the ... Read More »

Music copyright: what do students know? what do we do about it?

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Join us for CopyTalk on November 2nd with Kathleen DeLaurenti, Open Access Editor, Music Library Association Head Librarian, Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. DeLaurenti will give an overview of a research project to identify how college-aged students perceive music copyright and the process of figuring out what to do about it. DeLaurenti will ... Read More »

The Copyright Office doesn’t need a small claims court

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The American Library Association (ALA), through the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), provided cautionary feedback on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2017 (CASE Act) introduced by Representatives Tom Marino (R-PA 10th) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8th). Co-signers to the LCA letter included R Street Institute, the Authors Alliance, and Public Knowledge. The bill calls for the establishment of ... Read More »