May 24, 2017 • 12–2PM ET
Campus Copyright Catch-Up

The application of U.S. copyright law to the operations of colleges and universities is a source of continuing concern for campus attorneys, librarians, and administrators and of potential liability for the institutions. This webinar will provide both a brief overview of elements of copyright law most relevant to colleges and universities and a discussion of some of the latest developments and challenges facing campuses.

Topics will include:

  • How “fair use” is faring in courts
  • Digitization of materials since Hathitrust and Google
  • Evolving issues with peer-to-peer file sharing, MOOCs, and open access in institutional presses
  • Challenges in managing copyright issues on campus
  • Changes and politics at the US Copyright Office

This webinar will be of interest to general counsel and attorneys who advise colleges and universities on copyright matters, campus librarians, and administrators responsible for institutional presses, implementation of copyright policies, and campus risk management. 

Program Schedule

12:00 P.M. ET

I. Welcome, Introduction of Speakers, & Agenda

II. A Brief Overview of Copyright Law

III. Fair Use Since Cambridge Press v. Georgia State University

IV. Question & Answer Break

V. Digitization of Content Since Hathitrust and Google

VI. Managing Copyright Issues on Campus

VII. Brief Discussion of Other Issues

VIII. Question & Answer Break

2:00 P.M. ET

IX. Final Takeaways & Concluding Remarks


Jack Bernard

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Jack Bernard is an attorney in the Office of General Counsel at the University of Michigan, where he has worked since 1999. His areas of responsibility include intellectual property, student rights, academic freedom and speech, privacy, security, computing ...

Beth Cate

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Beth Cate is Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Public Affairs and Faculty Director of the Law and Public Policy Program within the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  Her research and teaching interests focus on law and policy concerning ...


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