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 from Kiowa Hammons focusing on basic principles of U.S. copyright law and its impact on us as library professionals, and in our own creative lives.
Part 1 gets into what intellectual property is, what copyright law in the U.S. protects (and what it doesn’t), and how long it lasts. It also briefly touches on how U.S. copyright connects to other countries through treaties. Some key takeaways are:
An understanding of the types of rights granted to creators under U.S. copyright law
How the law determines copyright ownership of a particular work
The duration of copyright protections and how works enter the public domain
For more on the other sessions in this series, see: