Webinars

State Government Information and the copyright conundrum (updated information!)

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Updated webinar registration information! (see below) Figuring out whether state government documents are copyrighted is a tricky question. Copyright law has significant impact on the work libraries, digital repositories, and even state agencies, with regards to digitizing and web archiving state government information. Free State Government Information (FSGI) http://stategov.freegovinfo.info/ has been steadily working to raise awareness and find pathways forward ... Read More »

Amazonopoly!

Amazonopoly!

The New America Foundation held another excellent program yesterday titled “Amazon’s Book Monopoly: A Threat to Freedom of Expression?” Particularly relevant — this summer the Author’s Guild and the American Booksellers Association filed an appeal to the Department of Justice, asking for an investigation in Amazon’s alleged anti-trust activities. An archived copy of the program can be viewed here. What’s the ... Read More »

December CopyTalk webinar scheduled

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The next CopyTalk webinar will be on December 3, 2015 (the first Thursday of the month) at 2:00 pm Eastern/11:00 am. The topic will be the triennial 1201 rulemaking proceeding, this year’s announced exemptions, and proposals for changing this regulatory nightmare. For those not familiar with the 1201 rulemaking process, be ready to step into DC wonk-land. The Digital Millennium ... Read More »

Fan fiction webinar now available

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An archive of the CopyTalk webinar on fan fiction and copyright issues originally broadcast on Thursday, November 5, 2015 is available. Fan-created works are in general broadly available to people at the click of a link. Fan fiction hasn’t been the subject of any litigation, but it plays an increasing role in literacy as its creation and consumption has skyrocketed. ... Read More »

CopyTalk: Creativity, fan fiction, and fair use

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Join this free webinar November 5 @ 2PM EDT Fan-created works in general are broadly available to people at the click of a link. Fan fiction hasn’t been the subject of any litigation, but it plays an increasing role in literacy as its creation and consumption has skyrocketed. Practice on the ground can matter as much as cases in the courts, ... Read More »