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 focusing on basic principles of U.S. copyright law and its impact on us as library professionals, and in our own creative lives.
Part 2 will focus on exceptions and limitations in U.S. copyright law, and the ways they play a part in how libraries operate. These include the first-sale doctrine, library exceptions under Section 108 of U.S. copyright law, and fair use. We will also discuss protections for digital content under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Some key takeaways from the presentation will be:
How exceptions in U.S. copyright law grant libraries the ability to lend physical materials and make copies for patrons
An examination of the four factors of fair use, and how they apply to specific copyright cases
Ways in which copyright law has adapted to the digital age