Copyright

Tech industry association releases copyright report

Circuit board.

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) released a white paper “Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy” yesterday that includes many ideas also supported by libraries. The American Library Association shares the same philosophy that the purpose of the copyright law is to advance learning and benefit the public. We both believe that U.S. copyright law is a utilitarian system ... Read More »

Court cases shaping the fair use landscape

U.S. Supreme Court Building

Join us on CopyTalk in September to hear about the leading legal cases affecting Fair Use and our ability to access, archive and foster our common culture. Our presenter on this topic will be Corynne McSherry, Legal Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. CopyTalk will take place on Thursday, September 3rd at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern time.  After a brief introduction, ... Read More »

Archived webinar on university copyright services available

Cup of coffee with beans.

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “University Copyright Services” is now available. Originally webcasted on August 6th by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, presenters were Sandra Enimil, Program Director, University Libraries Copyright Resources Center from the Ohio State University, Pia Hunter, Visiting Assistant Professor and Copyright and Reserve Librarian from the University of Illinois at ... Read More »

Time to vote for libraries at SXSW

South by Southwest welcome banner.

Believe it or not, the annual interdisciplinary fete known as South by Southwest (SXSW) is once again around the corner – and, as in years past, we need your help to make sure libraries are well represented. Last year, with your help, OITP’s Larra Clark participated in the Austin-based event (which consists of four separate convenings – SXSW Interactive, SXSW ... Read More »

Envisioning copyright education

Hole in a brick wall, overlooking water

I have been an ALA employee for a while now, primarily on copyright policy and education. During that time, I have worked with several librarian groups, taught a number of copyright workshops, and appreciate that more librarians have a better understanding of what copyright is than was true several years ago. Nonetheless, on a regular basis, librarians across the country, ... Read More »