FLORENCE – A live, satellite teleconference from PBS on the topic of Libraries, Copyright, and the Internet will be broadcast as part of Francis Marion University's cooperative agreement with the South Carolina Partnership for Distance Education.
FMU is one of 10 regional downlink sites for the free conference, which is open to the public and a must for librarians and those working in resource management areas. The teleconference is set for Thursday, Oct. 14 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Cauthen Educational Media Center, Room 101C.
There are few topics more perplexing today for faculty, libraries, and students than the correct application of copyright law. Among those topics covered by the teleconference are:
- The way fair use and intellectual property law apply in a library setting;
- When it's necessary to restrict your patrons' access to Internet-based resources and why;
- The liabilities of libraries, librarians, and patrons for copyright violations;
- What constitutes "fair use" in the digital age;
- How does copyright apply to nonprofit libraries with regard to the Internet;
- When is it necessary to seek permission from copyright holders to use Internet materials; and
- How does licensing access to Internet materials affect fair use.
For more information, contact Jane Madden at 843-661-1230.