Copyright

Arts librarian receives 2015 Robert Oakley scholarship

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The American Library Association (ALA) this week awarded Kathleen DeLaurenti the 2015 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship. The Library Copyright Alliance, which includes ALA, established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and active in public policy, copyright, licensing, open access and their impacts on libraries. DeLaurenti serves ... Read More »

Best practices webinar now available

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An archive of the CopyTalk webinar on best practices for fair use, originally broadcast on May 7th, 2015 is now available. You can also find PowerPoint slides from the presentation here. Since 2005, practitioners including filmmakers, poets, K-12 teachers, film and communications scholars, open courseware providers, journalists and — of course — librarians have come together to articulate Codes and ... Read More »

Update on 1201 proceedings

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In the last two weeks, the Copyright Office held ten hearings in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. and heard the arguments for and against circumvention of digital locks—Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act—on the proposed classes of works, including cell phones, video games, e-readers, and oh yes, farm equipment. Many have said that these hearings are unbearable and ... Read More »

Experts to demystify 3D printing policies at 2015 ALA Conference

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As more and more libraries nationwide begin to offer 3D printing services, library leaders are now confronting a litany of copyright, trademark and patent complications that arise from the new technology. To help the library community address 3D printing concerns, the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Legislation’s (COL) Copyright Subcommittee will explore 3D printing policy issues at the 2015 ... Read More »

Expert to discuss copyright trends at the 2015 ALA Conference

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It’s been an exciting year in copyright law, with important precedents set on fair use and mass digitization, search engines, and what is protected by copyright. Join copyright leaders at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference session “Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review (and What’s Coming Next).” The interactive session takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on ... Read More »