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Re:create event draws crowd

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Re:create, the copyright coalition that includes members from industry and library associations, public policy think tanks, public interest groups, and creators sponsored a program – How it works: understanding copyright law in the new creative economy – to a packed audience at the US Capital Visitors Center. Speakers included Alex Feerst, Corporate Counsel from Medium; Katie Oyama, Senior Policy Counsel ... Read More »

Copyright questions got you down?

Copyright Advisory Network booth.

Help is on the way, both in person and online. At ALA Annual 2016, the Copyright Answer booth is back. On Saturday and Sunday only, from 10am – 4pm, conveniently located in the Orange County Convention Center outside of the Exhibit Hall and staffed by copyright librarian experts, stop by and pour your heart out.  What copyright issue is troubling ... Read More »

Digital first sale paper available

Dr. Yoonmo Sang, newly appointed Research Associate with OITP.

In October 2015, Yoonmo Sang joined OITP as a research associate upon completion of his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. While in residence at OITP, Dr. Sang completed a working paper—Examining the interconnections between copyright law and the mission of the library: Focusing on digital first sale—drawn in part from his PhD dissertation. Dr. Sang is prolific ... Read More »

Good times in Colorado Springs

UCCS Sci Eng. Building

Last week, I had the pleasure of being part of a wonderful conference—the fourth annual Kraemer Copyright Conference in Colorado Springs. The conference was impeccably organized and facilitated by Carla Myers (a former winner of the Robert A. Oakley Scholarship).  Always oversold, I was lucky to get in because I had a speaking gig. In my presentation about library advocacy, ... Read More »

CopyTalk webinar on state government overreach now available

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In recent years entities of state government have attempted to rely on copyright as a means to suppress the dissemination of taxpayer-funded research and as a means to chill criticism but failed in the courts due to a lack of copyright authority. Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, reviews the status of pending California legislation, the court ... Read More »