Registration is open for this webinar I'm giving on April 13, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET. It is focused on U.S. Copyright Law and staff from all types of libraries - especially public libraries - are encouraged to attend.
April 13, 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET - Understanding Fair Use During the Pandemic
and Other Emergencies for ALA eLearning.
If you have questions about the work your library is engaged in -
especially in the wake of changes during the pandemic - then this is the
webinar for you. While the scenarios are important, your questions are
even more important because they get at what you really need to know.
No one would have predicted that when the pandemic struck copyright would become a hot topic. However, when libraries and school closed their physical doors in spring 2020 and moved online, questions emerged about the use of materials in the online environment. For example, could a book be read in an online storytime? Confusing the matter were publishers who “gave” permission, while those knowledgeable in copyright said that permission was not needed.