New workshop on fair use best practices and guidelines
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new workshop, Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices with attorney and librarian Gretchen McCord. This workshop will last 90 minutes and is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.As musicians share remixes and mashups, and big media cast a net of takedown notices over piracy, misunderstandings on fair-use guidelines abound. At worst, a restrictive view of the guidelines can stifle creativity and research in your library’s community. Attorney and librarian Gretchen McCord will demonstrate productive interpretations of fair-use guidelines for libraries. You will learn how to empower your patrons with statements of best practices used independently and along with the fair-use guidelines.
- The purpose and philosophy of fair-use guidelines and statements of practice
- Thinking critically and constructively in your interpretations of the policy
- How to use fair-use guidelines as a starting point, not a limitation
- How guidelines and best practices fit in your institution's risk-management approach
About the Instructor:
Gretchen McCord is an attorney and librarian, focusing on intellectual property in digital formats. Previously an academic librarian, she practiced law for nine years before starting her legal advising and training consultancy. She has taught as an adjunct at both university and community college levels in the areas of copyright, privacy, trademark and First Amendment law. A frequent speaker, she is the author of "Copyright in Cyberspace: Questions and Answers for Librarians, What You Need to Know About Privacy Law: A Guide for Librarians and Educators, and Fair Use: The Secrets No One Tells You." She holds a J.D. from the University of Texas and an M.S.I.S. from the University of North Texas.
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