Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Podcast: Copyright & Commerce: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

From the Beyond the Book web site:
From the perspective of copyright, 2011 has been a year like so many others in the Digital Age. Suits and counter-suits over copyrighted text, music, film and video continue to fly in and out of court. The long-standing “Google Books” case is, for now, scheduled for trial in 2012, while the HathiTrust — a consortium of university libraries — has drawn a new lawsuit from authors for announcing plans to post online copyrighted texts that may or may not be “orphan works.”

A panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues ... at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Maria A. Pallante: The 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office; Cecilia Kang: National technology reporter for the Washington Post; and Victor Perlman: General Counsel, American Society of Media Photographers spoke with CCC’s Chris Kenneally.

The podcast is 77 minutes in length. (mp3)

2 comments:

thepersonalpast.com said...

Thanks for pointing this one out Jill. Your link to it is broken though. I think you're missing a space before the word target in the html.

Jill Hurst-Wahl said...

Thanks! Always amazing what havoc one extra space can create! I've fixed it.