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Now available: Archived copyright session

Video from the interactive copyright webinar “International Copyright and Library Practices” is now available. The online seminar covered the basics of international copyright and how it applies to use of foreign works by libraries and in educational settings in the

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The sweep of fair use guidelines

I occasionally conduct copyright workshops, particularly at state library associations. I like to talk about the purpose of copyright and of course, fair use. At the last conference, after I made some comments about fair use guidelines (pdf), a workshop

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Conserving constitutional copyright: A clarion call for common sense

Copyright discourse has been knocked off its moorings. Rights holders would have you believe that the foundational purpose of the copyright law is to protect their exclusive ability to reap the financial windfalls their works generate (case in point: the

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My conversation with a copyright troller

This week—just because I wanted to see what would happen—I impersonated a librarian at a rural public library that had recently received a “cease and desist” notice asking that the library pay a $250 fine because a user illegally downloaded

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CopyTalk webinar

Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, August 7th at 2pm Eastern Time. “International Copyright and Library Practices,” a one-hour presentation covering the basics of international copyright and how it applies to use of foreign works by libraries and

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