• A New Frontier: Incorporating Copyright into Distance Education

      Becker, Rachel; Edson, Shauna Borger (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      Copyright law and fair use have evolved over time to allow educators to use materials in the classroom for face to face instruction. Online instruction has opened up many new possibilities for both students and faculty. However, it has created new areas for copyright infringement to occur, both unintentionally and otherwise. This poster will show how the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library is making it easier for online instructors to use library resources in their courses. Key components include: instruction on copyright law for new online instructors, online library copyright guide, and our new streaming media policy. This poster will offer some tips on how the library can build copyright into distance and online education programs and make copyright understandable.
    • A Pilot Study of Fan Fiction Writer’s Legal Information Behavior

      Katz, Rebecca Jennifer (Clemson University Press, 2019-03-05)
      Fan fiction, a genre using pre-existing and often copyrighted media as a springboard for new stories, raises several legal challenges. While fans may benefit from copyright limitations, their actual knowledge of and ability to exercise their legal rights is unclear, due to limited empirical work with fan writers on this subject. This is especially true of Canadian fans, who are underrepresented in the literature. This paper reports on a pilot study of Canadian and US fan writers’ legal knowledge, information behavior, and overall perceptions of law. It addresses background, methods, preliminary results, and future directions.
    • A Prudent Approach to Fair Use Workflow

      Patterson, Karey (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      This poster will outline a new highly efficient workflow for the management of copyright materials that is prudent and accommodates generally and legally accepted Fair Use limits. The workflow allows library or copyright staff an easy means to keep on top of their copyright obligations, manage licenses and review and adjust schedules but is still a highly efficient means to cope with large numbers of requests to use materials. The poster details speed and efficiency gains for professors and library staff while reducing legal exposure.
    • Academic Special Collections and the Myths of Copyright

      Schultz, Teresa Auch; Miller, Dana (Journal of Copyright in Education & Librarianship, 2019-10-13)
      This study compares the copyright and use policy statements posted on the websites of the special collections of Association of Research Libraries member libraries. In spring 2018, 99 academic special collections websites were viewed, and data was collected based on the following: 1) presence and content of a general copyright statement; 2) mention of copyright owners besides the special collections; 3) presence and accuracy of statements regarding fair use and public domain; 4) policies for patron-made copies; 5) whether the special collections required its permission and/or the copyright owner’s permission to publish; 6) whether any use or license fees were charged and how clearly fees were presented. Authors analyzed whether these policies reflect copyright law or went beyond it, unnecessarily restricting the use of materials or imposing fees where rights are in question. A majority of the sites included general copyright statements, mentioned other copyright owners, and mentioned fair use, but only a minority mentioned the public domain. Just more than half restricted how patrons could use patron-made copies. About half required the special collections’ permission to publish a copy, and a fifth said any third-party owner’s permission was also required for publication.
    • An Interview with Jacob H. Rooksby, Dean of Gonzaga University School of Law

      Zeller, Micah; Taylor, Tucker (Clemson University Press, 2018-08-16)
      In this interview, Jacob Rooksby discusses his work and research in intellectual property and higher education law, including a critical examination of the role of copyright on the modern university campus. The conversation, with the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarianship’s (JCEL) Micah Zeller and Tucker Taylor, covers trends concerning student entrepreneurship, faculty ownership, donor-imposed restrictions in special collections, and why everyone involved—from trustees, administrators, instructors, students, and library staff—should care and know how law and policies affect their interests. The discussion draws on Rooksby’s 2016 book, The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why It Matters, which describes problematic practices of institutions, opportunities for those working in this space, and how intellectual property issues connect to our moral expectations for higher education. Professor Rooksby also flags areas for readers to keep an eye on in the future.
    • An Interview with Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic

      Taylor, Tucker; Myers, Carla S.; Wesolek, Andrew (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-08)
      Peter Jaszi, copyright expert, lawyer, professor and author, was interviewed by the editors of the Journal of Copyright in Education and Librarainship on his carreer, influences, and copyright law, including what the future may hold for libraries and copyright. He also discusses the Codes of Best Practices for Fair Use, and gives advice for librarians who work with copyright.
    • Book Review: Copyright and E-learning: A Guide for Practitioners. Jane Secker, with Chris Morrison.

      McCleskey, Sarah (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-08)
      This review discusses the book Copyright and E-learning: A Guide for Practitioners by Jane Secker with Chris Morrison.
    • Book Review: Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World

      Freeman, Amie Dillard (The University of Kansas, 2020-01-02)
      The topic of copyright is rarely far from a librarian's mind. Practitioners must navigate creator and user rights within the constraints of complex license and contract agreements in digital environments. Librarians have to understand, explain, educate, and apply copyright law on a regular basis, often without formal training. Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World is a notable work that endeavors to summarize, explain, and comment on many of the complicated copyright-related topics that librarians encounter in the digital realm.
    • Book Review: Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, 6th Edition

      Dickson, Katherine (The University of Kansas Libraries, 2021-09-08)
      New for 2021 is the sixth edition of Copyright for Schools: A Practical Guide, by Carol Simpson and Sara E. Wolf. Ms. Simpson is an attorney and former professor of library and information science, with additional experience as a school librarian, teacher, and district library administrator. Ms. Wolf is a professor in Auburn University’s College of Education, with research interests in library media and technology and experience in institutional copyright policy development. The book is designed to address the copyright issues and questions that tend to arise for K-12 teachers, school librarians, and school administrators, though librarians in other contexts such as public libraries and higher education would likely find its contents useful too. The sixth edition updates previous editions by adding content on the copyright implications of streaming video services and cloud computing, issues related to disability, responding to cease-and-desist letters, openly licensed resources and Creative Commons licenses, and the implications of the Music Modernization Act. The latest edition of the book also contains a concordance (a table of legal citations and the principles for which they stand), and more robust legal citations than previous editions.
    • Book Review: Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas by Prashant Reddy T. & Sumathi Chandrashekan

      Smith, Kevin L. (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-08)
      Kevin L. Smith reviews Create, Copy, Disrupt: India’s Intellectual Property Dilemmas by Prashant Reddy T. & Sumathi Chandrashekan.
    • Book Review: Drafting Copyright Exceptions: From the Law in Books to the Law in Action

      Morrison, Chris (The University of Kansas Libraries, 2021-03-19)
      Drafting Copyright Exceptions: From the Law in Books to the Law in Action by Emily Hudson is essential reading for anyone responsible for managing copyright in libraries and educational and research institutions. Hudson’s monograph presents insights from thousands of hours of empirical research with hundreds of copyright practitioners in the cultural heritage sector. It reveals important findings about the way that copyright exceptions are interpreted in practice and the implications this has for the formation of norms and the drafting of copyright exceptions.
    • Book Review: Helping Library Users with Legal Questions: Practical Advice for Research, Programming, and Outreach

      Gambill West, Agnes (The University of Kansas Libraries, 2021-12-09)
      Deborah A. Hamilton’s new book sheds light on the access to justice crisis in the American legal system and illustrates valuable strategies for how libraries can help. Hamilton’s passion for assisting the public with research and discovery of legal information makes her well-suited to share practical advice for research, programming, and outreach related to legal information literacy. Hamilton’s message to readers is clear: libraries can play a significant role in making the justice system more accessible and equitable by providing access to laws and legal information.
    • Book Review: Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians

      Enimil, Sandra Aya (The University of Kansas Libraries, 2021-09-01)
      Library Licensing: A Manual for Busy Librarians strives to help library staff comprehend library licenses for content and materials. It targets university librarians, but librarians who deal with licenses and agreements in other types of libraries will benefit from the information shared in this work. The book, written by two people (including one with a law degree) with experience at academic institutions, is a quick and straightforward read for librarians who may be new to reviewing contracts and provides thoughtful tips to more seasoned library professionals.
    • Breakout Session: Case Studies from the Field: Making Fair Use Determinations in an Educational Setting.

      Peterson-Lugo, Billie (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      This interactive session enabled the audience to provide some fair use scenarios and to discuss selected scenarios in small groups and then in the larger group—with the goal of making a collective decision about whether or not the scenarios were fair use.
    • Breakout Session: Copyright for Authors: Ideas, Activities, and Discussion Points

      Pavy, Jeanne (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-27)
      Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian for the University of Illinois Library, provided a dynamic, interactive train-the-trainers session. The presentation was based on a chapter she wrote for a forthcoming book to be published by the Association of College and Research Libraries.  Benson reviewed basic information about copyright, including what is required to secure a copyright, what is protected, and what is not.  She also addressed the specific issues involved in joint authorship and work-for-hire situations.  Throughout the presentation Benson reminded the audience that authors should be encouraged to pay close attention to publishing agreements and to take an active role in negotiating the retention of appropriate author rights.  After completing her presentation, Benson engaged the audience in reviewing actual author agreements and role-playing the negotiation of an author agreement between an author and publisher.  The session concluded with a question-and-answer period that engendered lively discussions on other copyright issues and related scholarly communication topics.
    • Breakout Session: Copyright: The Ethical Imperative for Librarians. Presented by Martin Garnar, Dean of the Kraemer Family Library, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

      Phillips, Gesina A. (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      Martin Garnar, in his presentation “Copyright: The Ethical Imperative for Librarians,” discusses the evolution of the American Library Association's Code of Ethics as an indicator of the changing relationship between librarianship and copyright education. Updates to the Code of Ethics, and in particular the 2014 adoption of an interpretation of Article IV, offer a vision of librarians as active parties in the discussion of intellectual property rights. This interpretation includes a series of statements about what librarians "should" do in their roles as information professionals in order to navigate copyright within their roles and interactions with users, and to uphold a fair balance between rights holders and users.
    • Breakout Session: Empowering Fair Use Decisions in Higher Education: Developing Copyright Instruction for 90 Minutes or Less. Presented by Ben Harnke, Education & Reference Librarian, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, John Jones, Instruction & Curriculum Librarian, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library, and Meghan Damour, Reference Intern, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library.

      Mayer, Jennifer (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      The presenters shared their experiences and strategies for effective fair use instruction for researchers and faculty members at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The session featured multiple discussion prompts, in order to allow for audience participation. Specific themes and practical tips about fair use instruction included obstacles and challenges, developing the fair use class session, and planning and logistics. Links to supplementary presentation material and tools are provided.
    • Breakout Session: Fight for Your Right to Copy: How One Library Acquired the Copyright Permissions Service and Reduced Students’ Costs. Presented by Emily Riha, Copyright Permissions Coordinator, University of Minnesota.

      Strittmatter, Connie (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      Emily Riha, Copyright Permissions Coordinator at the University of Minnesota, presented at the 2017 Kraemer Copyright Conference her experience when the process of securing copyright permissions moved from Printing Services to the University Libraries.
    • Breakout Session: Getting Moral Rights Right. Presented by Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries, University of Kansas.

      Wright, Andrea M. (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      This brief piece records the breakout session Getting Moral Rights Right by Kevin Smith from the 2017 Kraemer Copyright Conference.
    • Breakout Session: How Networking on Campus Can Increase Copyright Education. Presented by Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Director of Center for the Advancement of the Digital Scholarship (CADS), Kansas State University Library and Rachel Miles, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Kansas State University Library.

      Li, Yuan (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      As online academic interactions continue to become more complex in the digital age, interaction with online copyrighted content inevitably increases. As a result, university faculty, researchers, students, and staff have a responsibility to understand how to legally reuse content to avoid copyright infringement incidents. However, campus community members are often unaware of how copyright pertains to their online activities and the potential risks involved in their misuse. The session presented by librarians Rachel Miles and Rebel Cummings-Sauls discussed their networking and collaboration efforts on campus to extend copyright education to a wider community at Kansas State University, including outreach, education, and consultation from the Center for the Advancement of the Digital Scholarship (CADS). During the session, a hands-on practice was also provided for audiences to identify the common partners on campus and to create partner webs for their own institutions.