CopyTalk: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. with Kenneth D. Crews

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 7.  Kenneth D. Crews will discuss his favorite fair use court case – Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., 510 U.S. 569 (1994), a.k.a. the “Pretty Woman case.” The Supreme Court was unanimous in their decision that parody is a fair use.

Crews has probably turned more librarians into copyright geeks than anyone else. He’s knowledgeable, a great teacher, a librarian, is funny—he is simply a delightful person. He is the first recipient of the ALA Ray Patterson Award and started the first university copyright center at Indiana University in Purdue (UIPUI). Crews is the author of several copyright books published by ALA Editions. He’s also a household name at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) because of his comprehensive studies on library exceptions and limitations. (And one little-known fact: Robert Redford was one of his clients when in private practice.) The March CopyTalk also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the “Pretty Woman case.”

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