Friday 1/29 registration deadline for Copyright e-learning course

Register for the ACRL e-learning course, “Copyright and the Library Part 2: Library, Classroom and Other Issues Including the DMCA (Sections 512 and 1201),” by this Friday, January 29, 2010.  Registration materials are online.  The multi-week course runs February 1-19, 2010.

Course Description:

Examine issues pertaining to libraries with a special focus on how copyright pertains to the classroom setting.  Sections 108, 109, 110, 512 and 1201 will be examined for a thorough understanding on their impact in academic libraries.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this seminar you will acquire:

  • Further understanding of copyright nomenclature.
  • Relevance of sections 108, 109 and 110 to the academic library.
  • Provisions which support the library accomplishing its mission.
  • Ability to analyze potential copyright issues in your library.
  • Impact of the DMCA and upcoming changes to the library and its operations.
  • Relevance of section 512 to the library in light of new digital offerings.

Librarians and Library paraprofessionals who want to gain better understanding of how copyright law affects library practice, as well as assess their institutions risk with regard to current copyright law.

Tomas A Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.
After completing his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings including the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has taught at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies and at Syracuse University College of Law. In summers he is a visiting faculty professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he teaches courses in information policy and legal issues for libraries and information managers.