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Watch Senate hearing on Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act April 18

Watch the hearing on the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act on April 18th at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern) There was a time when I thought the Marrakesh Treaty to increase access to information for people with print disabilities would never make its way to the Senate. Marrakesh is an international treaty after all, and…

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CopyTalk: Are librarians confident assessing fair use?

Please join us on April 5th for “Assessing Librarians’ Confidence and Comprehension in Explaining Fair Use Following an Expert Workshop” presented by Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois. Sara will discuss her study to measure both academic librarian confidence and comprehension of fair use. The results, though…

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Marrakesh Treaty Closer to Reality with Senate bill introduced today

This post originally appeared in American Libraries’ blog The Scoop. On March 15, the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act (S. 2559) was introduced in the US Senate, nudging the United States further toward adoption of the Marrakesh Treaty. The international copyright treaty provides a copyright exception—the first ever in an international…

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Who owns culture? An introduction to copyright for undergraduate students

We are excited to offer our next CopyTalk webinar about teaching undergraduates about copyright. Sounds like a tall order, but these undergraduates actually choose to take a semester-length copyright course as an elective. Tammy Ravas will discuss her multidisciplinary approach to teaching copyright, outline the topics taught in the course,…

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