OhioNET: Copyright in Action – Introduction & Overview

This session will review the history and mechanics of copyright law in the United States. Copyright questions are common in library land and staying up to date with details and current legal requirements is essential. We strongly recommend attending this session as a foundation for the remainder of the series.

Attendees will discuss what is/isn’t copyrightable (including exceptions!), ownership and duration of copyright, author’s rights, and infringement pitfalls.

Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand how and why copyright got started
  • Learn about the basic components and mechanics of copyright
  • Explore the evolution of current law
  • Discuss common pitfalls and misunderstanding about copyright

The session will be led by Carla Myers, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications at Miami University.

The event will be held on Feb. 4th, 2021 from 2:30-4 PM ET. For more information, please go to https://www.ohionet.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=611.  When registering, select Kent State – iSchool as the organization. (Registration is free for iSchool students).

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