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CopyTalk webinar on Georgia State e-reserves case

GLAM_coffee_cup_transparentJoin 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 e-reserves. If you have been keeping track, the GSU case is now in its fourth year of litigation. Most recently in October 2014, the Eleventh Circuit Appeals court overturned the 2012 decision in favor of GBS, a decision questioned by both rights holders and supporters of Georgia State due to the court’s formulaic application of fair use. Is this a serious setback or possibly good news? If litigation continues, the GSU case is destined to be a major ruling on fair use of digital copies for educational purposes. Not to be missed!!

Laura Quilter is the copyright and information policy attorney/librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She works with the UMass Amherst community on copyright and related matters, equipping faculty, students, and staff with the understanding they need to navigate copyright, fair use, open access, publishing, and related issues.   Laura maintains a teaching appointment at Simmons College School of Library & Information Science, and has previously taught at UC Berkeley School of Law with the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. She holds an MSLIS degree (1993, U. of Kentucky) and a JD (2003, UC Berkeley School of Law). She is a frequent speaker, who has taught and lectured to a wide variety of audiences. She previously maintained a consulting practice on intellectual property and technology law matters. Laura’s research interests are the intersection of copyright with intellectual freedom and access to knowledge, and more generally human rights concerns within information law and policy.

There is no need to pre-register for this free webinar! Just show up on January 8, 2015 at 2pm Eastern

Note that the webinar is limited to 100 seats so watch with colleagues if possible. An archived copy will be available after the webinar.




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Carrie Russell

Carrie Russell is the director of the Program on Public Access to Information in the Washington Office. Her portfolio includes copyright, international copyright, accessibility, e-books, and other public policy issues. She has an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MA in media arts from the University of Arizona.

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