Wednesday, December 3
David Adamany Undergraduate Library Community Room (3rd Floor)
Want to learn more about copyright compliance for materials delivered through your Blackboard course site?
Online platforms have become the base of operation for instruction for both face-to-face classes and distance education; yet current copyright law does not provide direct guidance on what you can legally upload into your CMS. In this webinar, Gretchen McCord, from Digital Information Law, will break down the elements of course management system (CMS) use and help you assess risk and analyze copyright law to ensure your CMS is within copyright regulations. She will illuminate facets of copyright law that will help you make informed decisions.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• How to apply fair use and other copyright exceptions to your decision making
• How to make sound analogies from court decisions on brick-and-mortar cases
• How to assess risk when using copyright-protected content
Although this webinar is targeted toward librarians, we believe this content will be interesting to faculty and staff who develop and support online courses, or the use of Blackboard, in their Departments and Programs. All Wayne State faculty and staff are welcome to attend.
About the Instructor
Gretchen McCord is an attorney and librarian, focusing on intellectual property in digital formats. Previously an academic librarian, she practiced law for 9 years before starting her legal advising and training consultancy, Digital Information Law. She has taught as an adjunct at both university and community college levels in the areas of copyright, privacy, trademark, and First Amendment law. A frequent speaker, she is the author of Copyright in Cyberspace: Questions and Answers for Librarians, What You Need to Know About Privacy Law: A Guide for Librarians and Educators, and Fair Use: The Secrets No One Tells You.