Copyright

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 »

Sony leak reveals efforts to revive SOPA

Sony Pictures studio.

Working in Washington, D.C. tends to make one a bit jaded: the revolving door, the bipartisan attacks, not enough funding for libraries — the list goes on. So, yes, I am D.C.-weary and growing more cynical. Now I have another reason to be fed up. The Sony Pictures Entertainment data breach has uncovered documents that show that the Motion Picture ... Read More »

New CopyTalk webinar archive available

Sign reading "Best Practices next exit"

An archive of the CopyTalk webinar “Introducing the Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works of Libraries, Archives and Other Memory Institutions” is now available. The webinar was hosted in December 2014 by the ALA and was presented by speaked Dave Hansen (UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill) and Peter Jaszi (American University). In this ... Read More »

Another round of foolishness with the DMCA

Man face palms

It’s that time again when the U.S. Copyright Office accepts proposals for exemptions to the anti-circumvention provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Huh? The DMCA (which added chaff to the Copyright Act of 1976) includes a new Chapter 12 regarding “technological protection measures” which is another name for digital rights management (DRM). The law says that it is ... Read More »