• 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.
    • Breakout Session: International Treaties, Copyright Law, and the Future of the U.S.A. Presented by Kenneth D. Crews, attorney, Gipson Hoffman and Pancione.

      Aagaard, Posie (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      Nearly every nation in the world enacts laws that explicitly govern domestic copyright, dictating rights reserved for authors and specifying other important legal terms. Both geographical borders and the less well-defined borders of the internet affect determinations of copyright. On a global scale, nations enact international copyright treaties to achieve harmonization of certain aspects of copyright law that would otherwise create challenges or conflicts in enforcement of policies between individual nations. However, member nations may need to adjust domestic laws to bring them into alignment with the terms of the international treaties. International law expert Dr. Kenneth Crews discussed the evolution of copyright law and described how precedents set by some nations historically influenced geographic and sociopolitical peers. He also discussed how existing international copyright treaties address issues that continue to reveal weaknesses or compelling needs that cannot easily be served through existing copyright law. Lastly, Dr. Crews provided an update on the landmark 2013 Marrakesh VIP Treaty, which establishes special copyright provisions to accommodate individuals with print disabilities, and reported on his work commissioned by WIPO to study the status of copyright law exceptions in nations around the world.
    • Breakout Session: Leveraging Licensing to Increase Access

      Polchow, Michelle (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-28)
      The Affordable Course Materials Initiative (ACMI) is a library-driven program established by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), designed to leverage existing library resources, encourage open educational resources (OER) content creation, identify cost-effective digital projects and modify existing license agreements in order to create reduced cost course materials for students, as an alternative to rising commercial textbook costs.  The faculty incentivized program encourages instructors to partner with the library to leverage free or low-cost resources, adjusting syllabi and assignments as needed.  ACMI’s two-year pilot resulted in convincing evidence that the service supported a broad and diverse range of campus disciplines, achieved substantial cost savings, served as a catalyst for community building with multiple stakeholders, and gained campus administration recognition with an ongoing commitment of financial support to permanently integrate the initiative as an ongoing component of library services. 
    • Breakout Session: Mapping the Copyright Constellation: Charting Campus Partners to Create Copyright Instruction Your Students Will Care About.

      Beck, Susan E (Clemson University Press, 2018-03-08)
      This is a report on North Carolina librarians Will Cross, Molly Keener, and Lillian Rigling’s presentation at the 2017 Kraemer Copyright Conference where they advocated building campus partnerships to teach students about U.S. copyright law in a way that is both meaningful and pertinent. Each presented a case study in which presenters worked with faculty to develop course integrated copyright instruction. Two of these were successes while the third produced uneven results. 
    • Breakout Session: Negotiating Publishing Contracts. Presented by Ana Enriquez, Copyright Specialist, University of Michigan Library Copyright Office.

      Sinn, Robin N. (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      A summary of Ana Enriquez’ presentation, “Negotiating Publication Contracts” is provided. Negotiation tips, tricky contract clauses, and resources for help were part of Ana’s interactive breakout session.
    • Breakout Session: New and Notable in Copyright Law. Presented by Nathaniel Edwards, counsel, Lewis, Roca, Rothgerber, and Christie.

      Beck, Susan E. (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      U.S. copyright law is a continually changing landscape, especially for educators and librarians. To help update those working in educational institutions, this report showcases new developments in federal case law regarding fair use. The three cases profiled show the courts current tendency to favor fair use. Other topics presented comprise new U.S. Copyright Office procedures for designating DMCA agents and ways to best respond to demand letters sent by photo licensing houses.
    • Breakout Session: View from the Bleachers: Applied Skills in Finding and Using Free Media Resources. Presented by Barbara Waxer, Santa Fe Community College.

      Landis, Cyndi Lea (Clemson University Press, 2018-02-26)
      The purpose of copyright is to promote the creation of creative content; however, copyright confusion can make students and creators feel limited or intimidated from using media in their work. At the 2017 Kraemer Copyright Conference, Barbara Waxer presented a resourceful session about copyright and Creative Commons licensing through the eyes of information consumers and creators who in essence just want to know whether they can use a certain song, photo, or media source. Waxer’s breakout session highlighted the decision-making process for the copyright conscious by presenting easy-to-use flow charts and online resources that clearly explain Creative Commons licensing, with hopes that librarians can use these tools for teaching copyright at large.