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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 »

Ask away: Get your copyright questions answered

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Have a question about copyright policies? Library copyright experts will be available during the 2016 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. to respond to vexing copyright questions about licensing, fair use, electronic reserves, using music, images and video content, and more. Join copyright leaders during the interactive session “Ask Us Anything: Copyright Open House,” at which participants ... Read More »

Next CopyTalk on Government Overreach

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Please join us on June 2 for a free webinar on another form of copyright creep. This one on recent efforts to copyright state government works.   Issues behind State governments copyrighting government works The purpose of copyright is to provide incentives for creativity in exchange for a time limited government provided monopoly. When drafting the federal copyright law, Congress explicitly ... Read More »

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Members of the Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) team.

The Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) managed by Melissa Levine, Head Copyright Officer and staff at the University of Michigan, is the 2016 L. Ray Patterson Award winner. The University of Michigan library staff created the CRMS to identify works in the HathiTrust digital library collection that are in the public domain.  Thus far, 323,334 titles have been identified, which ... Read More »

Archived copy of CopyTalk webinar now available

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If you missed the May 5, 2016 “Higher education copyright programs and services,” you can now access the archived copy. Program description: Universities and their libraries provide copyright information to the members of their community in different ways. Hear three copyright and scholarly communication librarians describe the services they offer regarding copyright to their faculty, staff, and students. Our presenters ... Read More »