Tag Archives: international copyright

CopyTalk webinar

Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, August 7th at 2pm Eastern Time. “International Copyright and Library Practices,” a one-hour presentation covering the basics of international copyright and how it applies to use of foreign works by libraries and in educational settings in the United States. Janice T. Pilch is Copyright and Licensing Librarian and a member of the ... Read More »

Copyright doesn’t make sense to everyone. Here’s why it should.

Last week, I attended the Second Annual Peter Jaszi Intellectual Property Lecture at the Washington College of Law at American University where Professor Bernt Hugenholtz delivered the distinguished lecture. Prof. Hugenholtz talked about copyright law in “author rights systems” in Europe and how these laws seemed to be evolving towards more flexible copyright exceptions — not full blown fair use ... Read More »

Senator Harkin calls for access to copyrighted works for print disabled

Last week, Senator Harkin (D-IA) wrote a letter to President Obama to express his support for a “…international treaty to expand access to copyrighted information for people with disabilities around the world.” In his letter, Senator Harkin explains, Blind people and others with print disabilities now face daunting challenges in obtaining access to accessible formats of copyrighted works in many ... Read More »

Copyright Limitations for Print Disabled discussed at WIPO

OITP with the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) coordinates US library participation at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as a Non-governmental body (NGO).  At the 23rd meeting of the SCCR, Lori Driscoll represented the LCA and provided this report. Report of the 23rd Session of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s ... Read More »