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Spring 2021 Copyright Webinar Series

Spring 2021 Copyright Webinar Series

The Fordham University Library’s copyright webinar series is back after a successful first run in Fall 2020! Throughout the Spring 2021 semester, we will again be offering a series of webinars about copyright issues that faculty and students often face – with a few changes to the program.

There will be six sessions open to faculty, graduate students, and administrators. We are also hosting two additional “Lunch & Learn” sessions in March that are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty.

Registrants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like – it is not required to attend them all. Recordings will also be available to those who 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 and a calendar invitation ahead of each event.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Webinar Schedule:

Week One: COVID & Copyright

Monday, January 25th, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 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: Classroom Exemption & TEACH ACT

Monday, February 8th, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 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 Three: Fair Use

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 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: Creative Commons

Monday, March 8th, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 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.

Week Five: Public Domain

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 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: Accessibility & Copyright

Monday, April 5th, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

For people with disabilities, copyright law can seem like just another barrier to access for 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.

Lunch & Learn Session 1: Researching International Copyright

Wednesday, March 3rd, 202112:00 PM – 1:00 PM (ET)Certain copyright exceptions only apply to works published within the United States. This presentation will go over how to ascertain copyright of works published in other countries. This presentation is meant to help guide you in your own research, it will not cover the copyright laws of every country.

Lunch & Learn Session 2: Copyright for Students

Wednesday, March 24th, 202112:00 PM – 1:00 PM (ET)

What rights do students have over the work they create as a Fordham University student? How do terms like “published” and “unpublished” apply to student works? We will talk about the answers to these questions and go over the intellectual property of students.

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