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)


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.