CopyTalk Webinar: The Music Modernization Act of 2018

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

Last year, Congress passed the Music Modernization Act, one of the most significant amendments to the copyright law. Not only does it create a public domain for sound recordings, it also expands the rights of libraries to use sound recordings under Section 108(h). Special guest Dr. Kyra Folk-Farber will summarize new legislation, explaining what has changed regarding access to pre-1972 sound recordings and why it is so important. She will also talk about current advocacy efforts for regulatory language, and next steps.

Kyra Folk-Farber is Head of the Music Library and Chair of the Library’s Copyright Advisory Committee at the University of California-Santa Barbara. She also serves as the Chair of the Music Library Association’s Legislation Committee. Kyra researches understanding of copyright and fair use in the academy. After completing a Doctorate of Music in Voice at the Universite de Montreal and singing professionally, she attended the University of Toronto and completed a Masters of Information. She has been at UC-Santa Barbara since 2015.