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This 90 minute introductory course will provide an overview of the origin and purpose of U.S. copyright law and how it promotes creativity, teaching, learning, and research in ways that have become an integral part of everyday life. This session will introduce copyright concepts most relevant to those working in libraries, archives, museums, and community cultural heritage organizations.
This course is recommended as a foundation for other copyright classes offered through LYRASIS.
Participants will learn about:
- What is covered under copyright law in the U.S and what is not
- The duration of copyright
- The exclusive rights of copyright ownership
- Exceptions to these exclusive rights that are provided for teaching and learning, Interlibrary Loan, and preservation
At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
- Understand the basics provisions of copyright law in the U.S. that are most relevant to libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage organizations
- Describe an overview and framework to understanding copyright that empowers students to apply their knowledge in real-life situations that are common in cultural heritage organizations