by Anne Karle-Zenith, Digital Services Manager, METRO
Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at NYPL, visited METRO on Wednesday, October 23 to bring our members up to speed on recent copyright developments that influence the work being done in libraries and archives.
Greg started off the session reviewing some copyright basics including fair use, then went on to provide litigation updates on Google Books, HathiTrust, and Georgia State cases. He also covered national legislative developments including efforts around updating the United States Copyright Act, hearings around orphan works, and state-level legislative activity on the copyright status of sound recordings. Greg concludes with information about efforts around standardization of rights statements in conjunction with the Digital Public Library of America and Europeana.
Many thanks to Greg for hosting an informative and helpful session.