Friday, November 29, 2013

Cory Doctorow on general purpose computing, privacy & copyright

Me on stage 2, Dreamers, Renegades, Visionaries, The Glenn Gould Variations, Toronto, ON, Canada, Photo by Anna OlthoffCory Doctorow was interviewed by RN Future Tense on "the coming war on general purpose computing." I found his thoughts about general purpose computing to be interesting; however, my ears really perked up when he talked about privacy and then about copyright. The interview is 21 minutes in length and I think you'll be pleased that you gave it a listen.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Is copyright a serious issue? (video)

Earlier this year, I was asked to do a short video on copyright (7 minutes). Since it is shareable, here it is! I talked about five different things in this video: the Internet, eBooks, digitization, databases, and research, as well as copyright clearance.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Blog post & podcast: Conversation #21: Copyright

Large copyright sign made of jigsaw puzzle piecesThe blog from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Xavier University of Louisiana has published a post and podcast with Dr. Kenneth Crews.  The 35 minute podcast is on on teaching, learning and copyright.

Monday, November 04, 2013

University of Minnesota Fair Use Checklist Tool (or Thinking Through Fair Use)

Copyright Football by BanksyThe University Libraries at the University of Minnesota have an interactive tool to help people discern whether a specific use of copyrighted material would be considered Fair Use.  This tool allows a person to think through her answers and create documentation that can be saved (actually sent to the person via email).  Th UMN web site does not keep any of the information.  This is a tool that is worth bookmarking and using!