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
Who Should Attend
Library staff working in reference, instruction, programming, makerspaces, and anyone with an interest in the topic.