Author Archives: Carrie Russell

Best practices webinar now available

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An archive of the CopyTalk webinar on best practices for fair use, originally broadcast on May 7th, 2015 is now available. You can also find PowerPoint slides from the presentation here. Since 2005, practitioners including filmmakers, poets, K-12 teachers, film and communications scholars, open courseware providers, journalists and — of course — librarians have come together to articulate Codes and ... Read More »

My first Book Expo America

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I went for work, of course.Our assignment was to meet with middle to small sized trade publishers to talk about ebooks and business models, make contacts, share expectations, and identify obstacles. We came away with a lot of good information and ideas, which are discussed in Carol Anthony’s e-content blog post. But in this personal note, it was weird talking ... Read More »

Update on 1201 proceedings

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In the last two weeks, the Copyright Office held ten hearings in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and heard the arguments for and against circumvention of digital locks—Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act—on the proposed classes of works, including cell phones, video games, e-readers, and oh yes, farm equipment. Many have said that these hearings are unbearable and ... Read More »

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 »