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April 5th, 2010

CopyrightWebcast-Apr12,14 &16

Copyright Essentials for Faculty – Webcast
April 12, 14 & 16 :: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
University Library – Room 0136 (Lower Level near the Sokiku Nakatani Tea Room)

How copyright and fair use laws apply to teaching is not always clear. The increasing ease of copying and distribution of digital materials raises the stakes even more. Faculty often do not have access to the resources and support they need to sort those challenges out.

Join us online for this 3-part webcast series to understand the challenges and solutions of applying copyright law in your classrooms, research, and scholarship.

Webcast is sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Technology and Creative Services, and the University Library.

All webcasts will be held in the University Library, Room 0136 from 10am – 11:30am.

Each session is independent of one another. You can participate in one or all three sessions.

RSVP is not required.

Session 1: Copyright for Classroom Teaching
Monday, April 12, 2010 :: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
University Library, Room 0136


  • Uses of copyrighted materials in the classroom setting without the need to obtain permission
    Copyright framework
    Copyright in the live classroom
  • Adjustment that you need to make when moving face-to-face class online
    Copyright in the virtual classroom: The Teach Act
  • Opportunities and risks posed by commercial social media sites
    Using course management systems and social media for teaching

Session 2: Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 :: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
University Library, Room 0136


  • How to make responsible fair use decisions
    Overview of Fair Use
    Assess the role of Fair Use guidelines and best practices
  • Coursepacks
  • e-Reserves
    Status of e-Reserve litigation
  • Understand the pitfalls of social media terms of service agreements
    Copyright implications in the use of social networking tools
    TEACH Act application
  • Other options: Permissions, licenses, and links

Session 3: Faculty Rights under Copyright Law
Friday, April 16, 2010 :: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
University Library, Room 0136


  • Determine ownership of copyrighted works
  • Copyright in your own works and publications
    Considerations when signing publication agreements
    Steps to protect and manage your copyright
  • Contract and licensing considerations
  • Impact of institutional and national open access policies
    Open content requirements
    Open access
    Public access mandates
  • Implications for faculty of the Creative Commons and the Google Books project

Kevin L. Smith, J.D.
Scholarly Communications Officer, Perkins Library, Duke University

Kevin works in the main university library and is a resource to university faculty, staff, administration, and students for advice on a wide variety of copyright, publishing, and licensing issues. He serves on the faculty of the ARL’s institute on scholarly communications and on the ALA’s legislation subcommittee on intellectual property.

Donna L. Ferullo, J.D.
Director, University Copyright Office & Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University

Donna advises on copyright compliance issues and is responsible for educating the university community on their rights and responsibilities under the copyright law. She has published articles on copyright and its impact on higher education and libraries. Donna is past chair and current member of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Copyright Committee and also serves on the copyright committee of the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education.

Steven J. Mcdonald, J.D.
General Counsel, Rhode Island School of Design

Steve has experience with a wide variety of copyright-related issues, including the development of intellectual property policies, guidelines, educational materials, and IP licensing. He previously served as associate legal counsel at Ohio State University, began his legal career in private practice, and has taught courses in internet law at Ohio State’s College of Law and at Capital University Law School. Steve is a fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of NACUA.


The Copyright Essentials For Faculty Webcast is presented by Academic Impressions


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3 Responses to “CopyrightWebcast-Apr12,14 &16”

  1. Brad Dowden Says:

    I’m sorry I missed the webcasts on copyright law. Were they recorded for later viewing in the library or online?

    Prof. Brad Dowden
    Phil. Dept.

  2. Carlos Rodriguez Says:

    Access to the archived recordings of the three copyright webcasts will be made available to the campus community (for 60 days) within the next few weeks.

  3. Carlos Rodriguez Says:

    The three webcasts are still available as of today (July 2, 2010).

    Here are the links: