EventsThursday, February 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Understanding Copyright workshops
Cornell's Copyright Information Center will celebrate Fair Use Week with two back-to-back sessions focused on copyright and fair use on Thursday, Feb. 28. Who should attend? All students, faculty and staff who create or use copyrighted materials.
Two Workshops on understanding copyright, Feb. 28:
Refreshments will be served.
Copyright Basics, 9-10:15 a.m.
How does copyright work? Why is it so confusing? What is in the public domain? What is "Creative Commons?" This session will introduce you to the structure of U.S. copyright law, including a breakdown of what exclusive rights copyright owners enjoy over their works.
Copyright and Fair Use, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Fair use is a legal exemption to the exclusive rights of copyright holders. So how do you know if what you plan counts as "fair?" The session will explain the concept of copyright limitations and provide an in-depth look at the fair use limitation on copyright. You will gain a deeper knowledge about fair use's four factors and how to apply them to your own writing and scholarship.