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ACRL e-Learning webcast: “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”

ACRL e-Learning webcast - “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Register now for the ACRL e-Learning webcast, “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State,” to be offered Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central time).  This live, interactive webcast will examine how the recent federal court decision involving copyright and the Georgia State University Library may shape fair use policies in academic libraries for decades.  A lower-court judge ruled that the Georgia State University Library was the "prevailing party" in a lawsuit brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. The publishers have appealed that ruling. What does this all mean, and what does it mean for your library?  During the webcast, copyright librarians and lawyers will explore and dissect the court's framework using specific examples from the case in order to explain the ruling of the case, the effect that the case may have on future fair use analyses, and its impact on library policies such as course reserves and interlibrary loan.  Bring questions about fair use in your library!

Presenters: Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville; Donna Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Complete details including the full webcast description, learning outcomes, and registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.


ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the web at www.acrl.org, Facebook at www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.