Speaker Greg Cram
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Since joining the Library in 2011, Greg has endeavored to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public at large. He is responsible for developing and implementing policy and practices ...
Greg Cram is the Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Since joining the Library in 2011, Greg has endeavored to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public at large. He is responsible for developing and implementing policy and practices around the use of the Library’s collections, both online and in the Library’s physical spaces. Greg has helped steer projects through a maze of complex intellectual property issues, including the recent release of more than 20,000 high-resolution images of public domain maps. Greg has represented the Library in advocating for better copyright policy, testifying before Congress about the doctrine of first sale and the United States Copyright Office about orphan works.
Before joining the Library, Greg served as the copyright clearance consultant to Leadership Team Development, a business support company that organizes thousands of meetings, seminars and conferences. He also worked as a licensing associate at Sanctuary Records, a large independent record label. He is a graduate of Boston University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.
Keeping Up With Copyright from METRO on Vimeo.
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Copyright law is pervasive in the work of information professionals and has a direct impact on how we access, process and use information. Keeping track of the latest and most important copyright developments that affect our profession can be daunting. In this session, Greg Cram, Associate Director of Copyright and Information Policy at NYPL, will bring you up to speed on recent copyright developments that influence your work.
By attending this session, you will acquire:
- A high-level understanding of what copyright law protects, the exclusive rights granted to copyright holders, and the exceptions and limitations users can take advantage of.
- An update on copyright litigation related to libraries, including the mass digitization of books (Google Books and HathiTrust) and use of copyrighted works in course e-reserves (Georgia State University).
- An update on copyright developments in Congress and New York State.
- An update on the progress of the Europeana/Digital Public Library of America efforts towards standardization of rights statements for digital objects (link:http://dp.la/info/about/projects/getting-it-right-on-rights/)
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