Strategies for Advancing Knowledge Through Copyright Webinar

Join Texas Digital Library in welcoming Greg Cram, Director of Copyright, Permissions and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg will join us in hosting this exciting new webinar.

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Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Registration is free. Click here to register.
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About the Webinar

Copyright law is pervasive in the work of information professionals and has a direct impact on how we access, process and use information. Despite its effects on our work, fear and uncertainty about copyright law plagues cultural heritage institutions. This uncertainty can slow efforts to achieve our goals and missions. This session is designed to empower you to feel more confident about copyright and digitization of collections. You will learn the fundamentals of copyright law, including the duration of protection for both published and archival items. This session will also cover fair use and other limitations. You will hear about how rights metadata can help manage large repositories of digitized works and help users understand how those items can be used to create new information, new aesthetics, new insights, and understandings. Finally, this session will review how a library digitized and used two collections in furtherance of its mission, despite ambiguous copyright status and ownership of the items.

Greg Cram is the Director of Copyright, Permissions and Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public to be used to advance knowledge. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around the use of the Library’s collections, both online and in the Library’s physical spaces. Greg has helped steer projects through a maze of complex intellectual property issues, including the release of more than 290,000 high-resolution images of public domain collection items. Greg has represented the Library in advocating for better copyright policy and has testified before Congress and the United States Copyright Office.

Before joining the Library in 2011, Greg served as the copyright clearance consultant to Leadership Team Development, a business support company that organizes thousands of meetings, seminars and conferences. He also worked as a licensing associate at Sanctuary Records, a large independent record label. He is a graduate of Boston University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.


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