This session will review the history and mechanics of copyright law in the United States. Copyright issues are common in library land, but many individuals may be hazy on the details and on the current law. We strongly recommend attending this session as a foundation for the remainder of the series. Attendees will discuss what is/not copyrightable (and exceptions!), ownership & duration of copyright, author's rights, and infringement pitfalls.
Attendees to 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