Copyright affects so much of the creative content we interact with and create... not just a painting we may see in a museum or a novel we are reading, but also the emails we ourselves send, the blogs and articles we write, and the photos we take and post.
"Copy That! Copyright Basics for Library Professionals" is a three-part series focusing on basic principles of U.S. copyright law and its impact on us as library professionals, and in our own creative lives.
Part 3 will look at how licensing works for libraries, including licensed databases, e-book lending, open educational resources, and controlled digital lending. We will also discuss collection digitization and ways to minimize risk when using materials that are protected by copyright. Some key takeaways from the presentation will be:
- How copyright plays into database and e-book licensing
- Tips on researching the copyright status, and options for licensing or determining a fair-use argument for works you wish to use
- Why complying with copyright law and clearing necessary permissions with rights holders is important
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