2020 Miami University Libraries Copyright Webinar Series

This free webinar series will help librarians expand their knowledge of current copyright topics and issues!

3D Scanning and Printing: Copyright and Legal Issues
Presented by Hope OKeeffe
Libraries are increasingly involved in collecting, creating, printing, programming, and providing makerspaces for patrons to work with 3D imaging. What are the legal implications? Are 3D scans subject to copyright? What if the item being scanned is rights-restricted by copyright, trademark, patent, or contract? How can the library use 3D tech? Are libraries responsible for patron scans or printing? How should librarians advise patrons? Should patron uses be restricted by library policy? What are the possible platforms and uses of 3D tech? We’ll touch on these issues, using real life case studies, and explore audience questions and experiences with 3D.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Copyright and Online Education
Presented by Allison DeVito and Raven Lanier
This webinar, led by presenters who have shared roles in their libraries and online learning communities, will explore how copyright impacts online education. The session will focus on why copyright considerations are different for residential and online learning and why it is important to consider copyright when developing online courses, whether the courses are open (like MOOCs) or are credit bearing. The presenters will share their experiences training faculty and developing best practices, as well as how to scale copyright services as online education continues to grow.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Works Made for Hire
Presented by Ana Enriquez
In this interactive session, participants will review current U.S. law on works made for hire, explore tricky areas (including the “teacher exception”), learn about the “instance and expense” test (the previous U.S. approach to this issue, still crucial to many copyright determinations), and take a whirlwind tour of other countries’ approach to this issue. Participants will then be asked to apply these legal tests to a set of hypotheticals. This session is designed for participants who are already familiar with the basics of copyright law, including sole and joint authorship, works made for hire, licenses, and transfers.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Copyright as Professional Development: Emerging Educational Models
Presented by Rina Pantalony, Kyle Courtney, and David Hansen
This webinar examines how the library community can better train itself in copyright law. The session will be divided into two parts. First, session leaders will update the audience about three initiatives, the Library Copyright Institute, Copyright First Responders, and an effort at Columbia University Libraries’ Copyright Advisory Services to develop a model for much broader collaborative copyright education. Second, session leaders will engage the audience with a series of questions designed to refine the library community’s collective understanding of specific specific copyright education needs and stimulate discussion about the service and business models found in these emerging initiatives.
Tuesday, September 22, 2pm-3pm ET
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Uncovering Copyright Training/Needs Data – the Western U.S. Copyright Survey
Presented by Patrick Newell, Anali Perry, Karen Grondin, and Rachel Bridgewater
The presenters will present a survey instrument and study developed to determine copyright knowledge and needs among public, academic, special, and school libraries. Starting with 11 states in the Western U.S. (and eventually nationally), we plan to survey librarians and education personnel regarding their prior training about copyright and the use of copyrighted materials; additionally, we will conduct focus groups for personnel who have related copyright needs, such as open education coordinators, online learning initiatives, and instructional designers. We seek the input of attendees to refine further survey development and to plan future uses for the disseminated data and report.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Strong Words: The Surprising Power of “Such As” and “Include” in the Fair Use Clause
Presented by Jill Cirasella
The fair use clause of U.S. copyright law states that the use of a copyrighted work for certain purposes is not necessarily an infringement. Further, it states that four factors must be considered in determinations about infringement. Are the purposes enumerated the only potentially non-infringing purposes? Are the four listed factors the only factors that can be considered? No, thanks to the words “such as” and “include,” additional purposes can be acceptable and additional factors can be considered. These small words have great power: they create crucial wiggle room, especially for digital humanists and other digital scholars.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Developing a Copyright Instruction Program from the Ground Up
Presented by Danielle Whren Johnson
Do you see a need for providing broader copyright education at your institution but don’t know how to get started? Using examples from the presenter’s development a copyright instruction program over the past five years, this session will help you strategically plan a copyright instruction program that can grow over time. It will help you identify your target audience, potential topics, how to partner with other people at your institution, and h0ow to market your sessions.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Scholarship Opens, Copyright Walks In: Copyright Support for Open, Multimodal Assignments
Presented by Maryam Fakouri
Open assignments ask students to deliver messages in multimodal ways-they might create a video response a text or an infographic displaying research outcomes. Because multimodal projects intersect with teaching, scholarship, law, technology, and campus policies, they are where copyright librarians should be. During this interactive presentation, attendees will:

  1. Identify legal issues in multimodal projects in order to work with classes. These include copyright ownership and protections, students’ rights, and using copyright-protected works.
  2. Compare multimodal projects in order to prepare for assignments with varying levels of complexity.
  3. Situate themselves in order to teach diverse stakeholders about copyright.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Using a Multi-Modal Project to Teach Ethical and Legal Use of Information
Presented by Kathy Salgado
The framework for information literacy for higher education states, “Learners who are developing their information literate abilities follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information” (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2016, p.7). This presentation will outline how an embedded librarian partnered with an English composition faculty member using a multi-modal presentation project in a first year English composition course to help students develop skills as ethical and legal users of information.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Is Ripping for Fair Use Still Important? Considering DMCA 1201 in 2020 and Beyond
Presented by Renee Hobbs
Media literacy educators rely on the ability to access movies and popular culture and use them for learning purposes. As “create to learn” pedagogies become increasingly common, students, educators and library patrons continue to rely on ripped excerpts from DVDs. After all, ripped clips of movie DVDs can be educationally useful in presentations as well as in composing remix media production projects. Thanks to the DMCA 1201 exemption, ripping DVDs is legal for educational and creative purposes. But with the rise of streaming media and screencasting, is the process of “ripping” DVDs still as relevant and important as it was in 2006? In this discussion, we’ll consider the future of DMCA 1201, the law that impacts educators, learners, creative people, and librarians. Using an open discussion, we’ll consider the question: Given the rise of streaming video and screencasting and the decline of DVD players in schools, is it worth the effort to preserve the exemption? Why or why not?
Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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What Is to Be Done? The Burning Questions of Legacy Video Access after Section 108
Presented by Dave Rodriguez, Sarah McCleskey, Meghann Matwichuk, and Kenneth Crews
Section 108 provides libraries with important legal rights in ensuring long-term access to legacy audiovisual collections, but the issue of how to make preservation copies available to contemporary researchers is fraught with legal and logistical uncertainty. This session will survey the current legal landscape, scholarship, and media preservation initiatives (namely, the work of the Academic Libraries Video Trust) to better understand the totality of copyright considerations involved in this sort of project. All participants are invited to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives to productively discuss these considerations in an open, inclusive, and supportive environment.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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The Threat to Perpetual Access: Licensed Electronic Resources & Open Access
Presented by Michelle Polchow
Traditionally academic libraries are the keepers of the scholarly record, but in a digital world, how secure is future access? Preservation is complex now that ‘forever’ access to licensed resources incorporates both intellectual property and technological access. Contracts and libraries abdicate responsibility to publishers and third party organizations, leaving gaps in safeguarding, including Open Access (OA). Consider tools such as the Keeper’s Registry, Occam’s Reader and the Internet Archive. This session will consider how practical, economic and culturally responsive policies and practices fit within the constraints and opportunities allowed under copyright, for the benefit of future generations.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Copyright Coffee Series at the World Bank Group Library: A Collaborative Project of Publishing and Library Teams
Presented by Mayya Revzina
In the past researchers and other creators at the World Bank brought their copyright-related questions to the WBG Library helpdesk or emailed them to the Publishing Program. With the Bank having become an Open Access development institution and the overall growing accessibility of content and data on the Internet, copyright issues have become increasingly more complex and difficult to manage. We launched the Copyright Coffee Series at the Library in response to staff demand for copyright learning. The series proved to be of great interest and our sister institutions, IMF and IFC, have decided to follow our example.
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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Research Forum/Virtual Poster Session
During this webinar presenters will share, via a virtual poster, research they have performed, taking questions from session members and facilitating discussion around timely and relevant copyright topics, including:

What We Do In The Shadows: Exploring Copyright Information Needs of Faculty, Staff & Researchers
Presented by Monica Moore
This poster will present the results of an ongoing effort to uncover the specific copyright concerns of faculty and staff. The project includes a series of informal, open-ended interviews that aim to dig deeper into the explicit and implicit questions and tensions that faculty, staff and researchers have around intellectual property issues in their daily work. The interview data is supplemented by an analysis of the questions received via email over the past five years. Initial observations will be shared, including a summary of common intersections as well as unique needs. The poster will also explore the idea of copyright “personas,” and how we might develop such personas from additional data gathering and analysis.

The Rights Portal- Tools and Resources Supporting Standardized Rights Statement Implementation
Presented by Gabe Galson and Julia Simic
The Digital Public Library of America’s Rights Statements Working Group recently launched The Rights Portal [https://rights-portal.dp.la/], a website that collects RightsStatements.org and Creative Commons resources and makes them discoverable on the open web. Previously, many of these resources were difficult to locate for those not already in the know. While the Portal’s scope is limited to usage of statements in the United States, many of the resources it promotes are of equal utility to an international audience. By bringing this project to the Copyright Conference we hope to identify additional resources and guide the site’s future development.

Introducing the Authors Alliance Partner Program (A2P2)
Presented by Brianna Schofield
Librarians play a key role in helping authors navigate the opportunities and challenges of academic publishing. But as the need for education grows, they are often overwhelmed with demand. To bridge this gap, Authors Alliance has launched the Authors Alliance Partner Program (A2P2), a new subscription option for libraries. Learn how our workshops in a box, issue briefs, and other resources can expand the capacity of campus experts to meet the needs of faculty, researchers, and students. Through A2P2, libraries can leverage our expertise to help authors manage rights throughout their careers and improve the availability of knowledge and culture.

Faculty Attitudes and Use of Streaming Video in Educational Settings
Presented by Mandi Goodsett
Providing streaming video to faculty for use in teaching is a task that is increasingly common for librarians who support collection development. However, the ways that prominent video licensing platforms limit use and circumvent copyright exceptions can make this task difficult. This study explores how faculty use streaming video in the classroom and to what extent limits on its availability impacts their teaching, as well as potential implications for library collection development and faculty support.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 2pm-3pm ET
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