Author Archives: Carrie Russell

Next CopyTalk on Government Overreach

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Please join us on June 2 for a free webinar on another form of copyright creep. This one on recent efforts to copyright state government works.   Issues behind State governments copyrighting government works The purpose of copyright is to provide incentives for creativity in exchange for a time limited government provided monopoly. When drafting the federal copyright law, Congress explicitly ... Read More »

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Members of the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) team.

The Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) managed by Melissa Levine, Head Copyright Officer and staff at the University of Michigan, is the 2016 L. Ray Patterson Award winner. The University of Michigan library staff created the CRMS to identify works in the HathiTrust digital library collection that are in the public domain.  Thus far, 323,334 titles have been identified, which ... Read More »

Archived copy of CopyTalk webinar now available

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If you missed the May 5, 2016 “Higher education copyright programs and services,” you can now access the archived copy. Program description: Universities and their libraries provide copyright information to the members of their community in different ways. Hear three copyright and scholarly communication librarians describe the services they offer regarding copyright to their faculty, staff, and students. Our presenters ... Read More »

Copyright services at universities

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It happens more often than you think.  One day your administrator tells you that you are the Library’s copyright librarian.  But why? You are not an expert on copyright law…but you soon will become one when you seek the advice and best practices of copyright librarian veterans.  This month’s webinar is back by popular demand! Higher education copyright programs and ... Read More »

Archived webinar on libertarians and copyright now available

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “what do Libertarians think about copyright law?” is now available. Originally webcasted on April 7, 2016 by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, presenters were Zach Graves, director of digital strategy and a senior fellow working at the intersection of policy and technology at R Street and Dr. Wayne Brough, chief economist ... Read More »