CopyTalk Webinar – Twenty Years of Copyright Advocacy for Libraries

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 20.

It has been more than twenty years since Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998, a law meant to update copyright law in the digital environment.  Since that time, digital technology and networking have advanced exponentially, adding new circumstances to debate. While we have made some progress, our fight to ensure that libraries and their users have the same rights in the digital world as they do under federal copyright law continues.

Join Jonathan Band, legislative counsel for the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), and Carrie Russell (ALA-PPA) as they take a trip down memory lane. What have lessons have we learned from database legislation? Kirtsaeng? Authors Guild v. Hathi Trust? the Google Book settlement ? The Marrakesh treaty? Sections 1201? 512? The Section 108 study? Orphan works? Eldred and the public domain?

To attend, simply join the webinar on May 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. A recording of the webinar will also be freely available after the presentation on the CopyTalk archive page.