Author Archives: Carrie Russell

The hierarchy of creative people

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A coalition formed “to combat copyright piracy and demonstrate the value of creativity”— Creative America—has changed its name to CreativeFuture. Major motion picture and television companies initially formed this group now that is now considering the future, the present day, and no doubt, the past as well. CreativeFuture now has individual members as well industry and trade groups. These new ... Read More »

ALA co-founds major new coalition to recalibrate copyright

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Today, the American Library Association joined nine fellow founding national groups from both the private and public sectors to unveil Re:Create, a new copyright coalition formed to articulate and fight for the perspectives and rights of library users, educators, innovators and creators of every kind. Librarians know that copyright has a broad purpose—to advance learning and creativity for all people—but, ... Read More »

Georgia Harper receives Patterson award

Patterson Award

I had the pleasure of speaking at last week’s Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Austin which meant fun people and good Mexican food. With Gretchen McCord, I also presented the L. Ray Patterson award to Georgia Harper. Recently retired, Georgia was the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the Texas University System. She actually won the Patterson Award last year, but ... Read More »

CopyTalk focuses on best practices

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Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, May 7th at 2pm Eastern Time. Peter Jaszi, one of our most popular speakers, will be back for CopyTalk, a bimonthly webinar brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s subcommittee on Copyright Education. Our topic: new best practices for fair use dealing with online collections and visual arts. Since ... Read More »

Silly rulemaking; unworkable solution for libraries

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The U.S. Copyright Office posted reply comments for this year’s round of the triennial 1201 rulemaking. The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), a coalition of U.S. library associations of which ALA is a member, filed initial comments (pdf) in February requesting an exemption to circumvent digital technology employed by rights holders when technological protection measures (TPMs) prevent users from exercising a ... Read More »