Understanding Copyright

  • 2016-06-16
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Middleborough Public Library
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Understanding Copyright Presented by Franky Abbott
Digital Public Library of America
Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Middleborough Public Library
102 North Main Street, Middleborough MA


This copyright talk is designed for library, archive, and museum professionals who are new to the digitization process and interested in learning more about how copyright considerations impact their digitization choices. 


The session will focus on the following topics and concepts: 

  • how to identify content in the public domain 
  • how to identify content under copyright and pursue permissions 
  • identifying orphan works 
  • understanding fair use 
  • understanding risk 
  • how to write useful rights and access statements 

By the end of the session, participants will have a foundation of knowledge of how to approach copyright as part of the content selection process for digitization.





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