Copyright

Money does not solve everything (including copyright)

Pile of money. Photo by Nick Ares via flickr

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s installment is everyone’s favorite copyright ... Read More »

Libraries want to fix some things

Repair Wrenches

ALA is taking part in “Copyright Week,” a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what’s at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. Today’s theme—”You bought it, you ... Read More »

A big fat index term

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A few months ago, a law professor read a short copyright update that I wrote for an ALA Washington Office briefing packet. She contacted me and said she liked the brief, and could she use it for a conference she was attending? “Of course you can,” I replied. Then she asked if I was going to the American Intellectual Property ... Read More »

Panel of ebook policy experts to address 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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How much do you know about the current library ebook lending environment? A leading panel of library and publishing experts will provide an update on the library ebook lending market and discuss the best ways for libraries to bring together authors and readers in the digital age at the 2015 American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The session ... Read More »

CopyTalk webinar on Georgia State e-reserves case

A cup of coffee

Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, January 8th at 2pm Eastern Time. Laura Quilter will be our guest speaker for CopyTalk, a bimonthly webinar brought to you by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s subcommittee on Copyright Education. Our topic: an update on the lawsuit brought by three academic publishers against Georgia State University regarding fair use and ... Read More »