Asking for Permission, Not Forgiveness: Intro To Copyright

Asking for Permission, Not Forgiveness: Intro To Copyright
Please note that this webinar has been postponed.
A basic understanding of copyright law is essential for all librarians and information specialists, and especially those who need to provide assistance to clients looking to reuse or repurpose existing published materials. 

This session will present a brief overview of copyright protection in Canada, and will provide participants with information on how to seek permission to reuse works that are currently copyrighted. Christina will clarify questions surrounding the reuse of works that have been designated open access, Creative Commons, or public domain. In addition, the process for requesting permission to use unlocatable or "orphaned" works in Canada will be explained in-depth.

You will learn how to: 

1) Recognize works that are protected by copyright and identify who owns copyright to a work;
2) Understand the role that copyright collectives play in licensing works; and
3) Initiate a request to reuse a work owned by an unlocatable copyright owner in Canada.

About the presenter: 

Christina Ransom is an Information Specialist and possesses front-line experience handling requests to use copyrighted materials, locating rightsholders, and issuing licenses for "orphan" works.

Cost: Member $45 / Non-Member: $55 

All times listed in Eastern time. 

Note: This webinar has been postponed.
3/31/2020 12:00 PM - 3/31/2020 1:00 PM

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