Tag Archives: fair use

Best practices webinar now available

Fallen coffee cup

An archive of the CopyTalk webinar on best practices for fair use, originally broadcast on May 7th, 2015 is now available. You can also find PowerPoint slides from the presentation here. Since 2005, practitioners including filmmakers, poets, K-12 teachers, film and communications scholars, open courseware providers, journalists and — of course — librarians have come together to articulate Codes and ... Read More »

In progress we trust

Child scribble drawing. Protected by copyright for the life of the child plus 70 years.”

At yesterday’s copyright briefing for new members and staff of the U.S House of Representatives, six aspects of copyright were discussed: the purpose of the copyright law, copyright term and extension, formalities, statutory damages, fair use and first sale—all in ninety minutes, amazing given the complexity of the topic and the fact that all of the panelists were lawyers (who ... Read More »

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 »

CopyTalk webinar on Georgia State e-reserves case

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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 »

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 »