The Fordham University Libraries invite faculty members and instructors to join us for a new series of Zoom webinars about copyright issues, as they pertain to teaching both in-person and online classes. 

There will be six sessions between Monday, September 14th, 2020 and Monday, November 16th, 2020. The presenters will be Mariah Lewis, Metadata Management Librarian, and Laura Childs, Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Faculty are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like. Recordings will also be available to those who either attend or register for a particular session.

The dates, times, and descriptions for each webinar are listed below. Please submit the registration form at the bottom of this page to receive a complete syllabus for the series, as well as the Zoom meeting details ahead of each event.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you there!


Webinar Schedule:

Week One: COVID & Copyright

September 14th, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

The switch to a hybrid course model comes with new copyright considerations. We’ll discuss the exceptions to copyright law that you need to know for teaching in both physical and online classes.

Week Two: Accessibility & Copyright

September 21st, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

For people with disabilities copyright law can seem like just another barrier to access for a postsecondary education. This presentation will outline some of the amendments to copyright law in order to support people with disabilities. It will also outline some of the related resources available at Fordham University.

Week Three: Fair Use

October 5, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

Fair Use is one of the most important copyright exceptions for educators. Learn what Fair Use means, how to assess your use of copyrighted works, and how it can benefit your teaching and your students.

Week Four: Classroom Exemption & TEACH ACT

October 19, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

There are exceptions within copyright law for using materials in-class, both online and in person. We’ll discuss what these exceptions do and do not cover, and how the switch to distance learning during the coronavirus affects how the law is being interpreted.

Week Five: Public Domain

November 2nd, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

Works in the public domain are free of copyright restrictions. We’ll look at what it means, where you can find public domain materials, and clear up some common misunderstandings about these copyright-free works.

Week Six: Creative Commons

November 16th, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

Creative Commons licensed content is yet another resource for faculty. While materials licensed under “CC licenses” are not free of restrictions, the barrier for use is much lower than other works with full copyright protection. We will go over what exactly Creative Commons refers to and how you can utilize these materials effectively and legally.

Each webinar will include time to answer questions from attendees.

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