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Helping Students Make Sense of Fair Use (Copyright Webinar Series ; 2)

posted Nov 12, 2013, 10:38 AM by Lars Hagelin
We are pleased to announce the second in the webinar series being offered jointly by ASERL, the Boston Library Consortium, CIC, the California Digital Library, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Triangle Research Libraries Network, and the Washington Research Library Consortium! 

WEBINAR: Helping Students Make Sense of Fair Use 
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST 
Register via https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/737141314 
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. 

Program Description: 

U.S. Copyright Law grants a number of exclusive rights to copyright owners, but those rights have various limitations. One of those limitations, fair use, is both a blessing and a curse for educators. It’s a blessing because it gives us the right to use copyrighted materials without seeking permission from the copyright owner, but it can also be a curse due to misunderstandings and misinformation regarding fair use. Making matters worse is the circulation of various sets of classroom “guidelines” – on university and library websites – that have never been part of copyright legislation and are therefore, not legally binding. In fact, most classroom copyright guidelines are quite restrictive and, if followed to the letter, can erode and impair the educational mission of the University.

So if we’re confused about copyright, what about our students? How do we help them think critically about using copyrighted materials in their classroom assignments when we’re not even sure ourselves? This webinar will describe current fair use analysis and provide a framework to guide students in making sound decisions about using copyrighted material in their work.

Sue Kunda, Digital Scholarship Librarian for Oregon State University Libraries and Press, will be the lead presenter for this session.

System Requirements:
  • PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server 
  • Mac®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer 
  • Mobile attendees: Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet