Copyright

Rights reversion: restoring knowledge and culture, one book at a time

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Guest post by: Brianna Schofield, Executive Director, Authors Alliance; Erika Wilson, Communications & Operations Manager, Authors Alliance For many of us, it’s an all-too-familiar scenario: We’re searching for a book that’s fallen out of print and is unavailable to read or purchase online. Maybe it’s an academic text, with volumes held in only a few research library collections and all ... Read More »

Colorado copyright conference turns five

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I had the great honor of being asked to speak about federal copyright at the Kraemer Copyright Conference at the University of Colorado (UCCS) in beautiful Colorado Springs. This locally produced and funded conference is now in its fifth year and has grown in popularity. No longer a secret, registration maxes out at 200, making the conference friendly, relaxed and ... Read More »

Washington Office at Annual 2017: Copyright

Copyright is just as complex as always and librarians are expected to be knowledgeable and manage their institutions’ copyright issues. The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) presents three programs at Annual 2017 designed to help librarians new to the copyright specialist role find professional guidance: “Ask a Copyright Question” Booth (Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM) ... Read More »

“The Durationator” webinar archived

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An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Code + Copyright: Creating the Durationator as the 21st Century Helpdesk for Libraries, Archives and Museums” is now available. Originally webcast on May 4th by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, our presenters were Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Associate Professor of Law and the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professor ... Read More »

Copyright First Responders webinar now available

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If you missed last week’s CopyTalk “Copyright First Responders” webinar, it’s alright – we have an archived copy! Kyle Courtney of Harvard University’s Office for Scholarly Communication talked about the development of a decentralized model of copyright expertise in an academic setting — the Copyright First Responders (CFR) program. We know that copyright guidance is needed more now than ever ... Read More »