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April CopyTalk on the calendar: fair use confidence

Originally scheduled for January 4, 2018, this CopyTalk is being postponed to April 5.  Please join us 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 that evaluated librarian…

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CopyTalk: Where oh where is the public domain?

We have another cool CopyTalk planned for December 7th! Mark your calendars for 2pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time for our one-hour session on the public domain. We often assume that older works are in the public domain, but how can we know for sure? Peter Hirtle, the author of the frequently…

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ALA signs trade policy principles

Today ALA signed the Washington Principles on Copyright Balance in Trade Agreements, joining over 70 international copyright experts, think tanks and public interest groups. The Principles address the need for balanced copyright policy in trade agreements. Over the years, trade policies have increasingly implicated copyright and other IP laws, sometimes…

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Archived CopyTalk webinar on students and music sharing available

An archived copy of the CopyTalk webinar “Music copyright: what do students know and what do we do about it?” is now available. Originally presented on November 2 by the Office for Information Technology Policy’s Copyright Education Subcommittee, the webinar features Kathleen DeLaurenti, Open Access Editor, Music Library Association Head…

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