CopyTalk webinar on finding the public domain

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What would it take to pull together the expertise to perform copyright reviews on 11 million digitized books? The Copyright Review Management System (CRMS) was recognized by the ALA in 2016 as the recipient of the prestigious L. Ray Patterson Award for copyright advocacy – the first group effort so honored. CRMS is a University of Michigan-led initiative to answer ... Read More »

Free media resources for teachers and librarians

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Guest Post: written by Joanne Parsont, WE THE ECONOMY, Big Picture Educational Consulting WE THE ECONOMY is a series of 20 short films that use animation, comedy, music, documentary, and scripted storytelling to demystify a complicated topic while empowering students to take control of their own economic future. Just in time for the new school year, a limited number of ... Read More »

Next CopyTalk on rights statements

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Avoid the heat and stay inside on August 4 for a free webinar on “Rightsstatements.org: Communicating Copyright Status through Metadata.” Rightsstatements.org is a collaborative project of DPLA and Europeana to create a standard way of communicating the copyright status of works in digital collections. The project is built on the idea that accurate and clear rights statements are needed to ... Read More »

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 »

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 »