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Copyright First Responders Program

Today librarians and other information professionals can hardly escape the conundrum of intellectual property law, especially copyright. As our work increasingly encompasses copyright-intensive programs and projects, questions arise about topics such as digitization, public domain, fair use, e-media, scholarly publishing, streaming media, MOOCs, and more. Libraries represent the careful balance in copyright law: they serve both the economic and “use and access” purposes of copyright. Libraries are, therefore, economic engines of both copyright law and knowledge distribution. The Copyright First Responders (CFR) training, created by Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard Library, was designed to create a network of copyright experts across the cultural institutions in the U.S. Under Kyle’s leadership over the last 6 years, the CFR program has extended from its origins at Harvard Library to Oregon, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, and, for this new cohort, Massachusetts. Join Kyle as he teaches both fundamental and advanced copyright topics for libraries and other cultural institutions, drawing on case law, anecdotes, and his own research, in a multi-day informative and interactive copyright immersion program.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a two-day event which will run from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Thursday, October  3  and Friday, October 4. Attendees are expected  to  attend BOTH  days.

Devens  Common Center
31 Andrews   Parkway
Devens, MA 01434


Thursday, October 3, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Devens Common Center
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