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Author: Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Washington Office. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books, and other public policy issues. She has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona.

Marrakesh Treaty Closer to Reality with Senate bill introduced today

This post originally appeared in American Libraries’ blog The Scoop. On March 15, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) was introduced in the US Senate, nudging the United States further toward adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty. The international copyright treaty provides a copyright exception—the first ever in an international…

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Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students

We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective. Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course,…

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Archive: “Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” webinar now available

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Copyright Librarian Starter Kit” originally webcast on February 1, 2018 is now available. Our speaker Emilie Algenio, Copyright/Fair Use Librarian for the Texas A&M University Libraries, described her method and process for becoming a copyright librarian and provided helpful tips to other incoming…

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CopyTalk: copyright librarian starter kit

Many librarians are finding themselves in the position of being the local copyright expert. Some of these librarians are professionals who applied for a formal copyright librarian posting. However, other librarians are tasked with taking on copyright, to fill a growing yet unclear need in their organization, while retaining their…