FLICC Meeting Announcement 98-18
The Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Am I a Crook?
Copyright Issues on the Internet
Myths and misinformation about copyright and fair use abound.
Without all the facts, libraries and users can risk lawsuits or
err on the side of caution and not use all the materials
available. Get a timely clarification of copyright issues at this
not-to-be-missed interactive seminar. Participants will:
* Review the rules governing fair use and cyberspace law
* Get trustworthy information from qualified authorities
* Reduce copyright concerns when creating and distributing online
Date 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Time 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, Library
of , Congress, 1st Street and
Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
Metro Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)
Sponsor Bibliographical Center for Research and
FLICC, broadcast by PBS Adult Learning
Registration $35. Seating is limited. Call FLICC at
(202) 707-4800 to register. Interpreting
services (American Sign Language) will be
provided if requested five (5) business
days in advance of the event.
Or visit FLICC's Web site at
and register online.
Information Call FLICC (202) 707-4800. TTY (202)
Cancellations Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4800 if you
cannot attend so those on the waiting
list have an opportunity to register.
Separate fact from fiction!
Armed with the facts, it is possible to make a reasonable,
informed judgment about fair use online#without being an expert in
copyright law. This interactive event will:
* provide examples of legal and illegal uses of copyrighted
* illustrate potential issues and problems
* clarify what kinds of material can and cannot be "taken" in fair
* discuss how much of a piece can be used in an online course.
Who should attend?
* Library professionals
Hear the top authorities on copyright law!
Georgia Harper: considered the foremost expert on copyright, she
is the manager of the intellectual property section in the general
counsel's office for the University of Texas system.
Steven J. McDonald: both an associate counsel at The Ohio State
University and adjunct professor in the university's College of
Law, he has handled a number of Internet-related legal issues:
alleged copyright infringements on student Web pages, search
warrants for electronic communications, and e-mail threats and
Janis Bruwelheide: known as a national authority on copyright and
intellectual property issues, she is also the author of The
Copyright Primer, and an experienced distance educator.
Have an issue or a question?
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