Tag Archives: copyright

Ray Patterson would smile

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 »

Shapeways and friends cheerlead for fair copyright

Box with Shapeways logo.

There’s almost no limit to what can be 3D printed today. The print media and the web are festooned with stories about the ever-expanding universe of wares that can be extruded, fused or cured into existence layer-by-layer. But even the most bright-eyed 3D printing enthusiast will tell you that he or she doesn’t think of cheerleading uniforms as one of ... Read More »

Copyright services at universities

Fallen coffee cup

It happens more often than you think.  One day your administrator tells you that you are the Library’s copyright librarian.  But why? You are not an expert on copyright law…but you soon will become one when you seek the advice and best practices of copyright librarian veterans.  This month’s webinar is back by popular demand! Higher education copyright programs and ... Read More »

Archived webinar on libertarians and copyright now available

Cup of coffee with beans.

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “what do Libertarians think about copyright law?” is now available. Originally webcasted on April 7, 2016 by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, presenters were Zach Graves, director of digital strategy and a senior fellow working at the intersection of policy and technology at R Street and Dr. Wayne Brough, chief economist ... Read More »

3D printing companies chime in on online copyright issues

Online shopping cart on top of a keyboard.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): even if you don’t know exactly what it is, if you work in Library Land, chances are you’ve at least heard it talked about in passing at some point in your career. There’s a reason for that: Libraries are all about public access to content, and the DMCA is a federal statute that includes ... Read More »