CopyTalk Webinar: Library Exceptions and Limitations All Over the World

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, March 12.

Presented by Kenneth Crews, the webinar will provide a tour of international copyright, highlighting Crews’ research on copyright exceptions and limitations in various countries. The United States is a model, or is it? As more countries rewrite their copyright laws, has anyone surpassed us? What are the trends in developing countries? Have we successfully exported fair use? You’ll also learn about an international version of Section 108.

Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant. For nearly 30 years, his research, policymaking, and teaching have centered on copyright issues related to education and research. He joined the law faculty at Indiana University in 1994, where he established and directed the nation’s first university-based copyright office. In 2008, Professor Crews made the move to Columbia University to teach in the law school and establish a similar copyright policy office. He recently returned to his home city of Los Angeles and joined a law firm, where he represents universities, libraries, authors, publishers, and clients in the entertainment industry. Dr. Crews was the first recipient of the Patterson Copyright Award from the American Library Association, and he received the Mark T. Banner Award from the American Bar Association. He has degrees from Northwestern and Washington universities, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He is the author of numerous publications including the book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (4th ed. forthcoming, 2020).

To participate, simply join the webinar through Zoom on March 12. No advance registration is required. A recording of the webinar will also be freely available after the presentation.