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FAU Libraries' Scholarly Communication Program: Copyright Workshop 2017

Kenneth D. Crews

Kenneth D. Crews is an attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant. For over 25 years, his research, policymaking, and teaching have centered on copyright issues related to education and research. Professor Crews established and directed the nation’s first university-based copyright office at Indiana University, and was later recruited to establish a similar office at Columbia University. He currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School and has a law practice and consultancy with the firm of Gipson Hoffman & Pancione.

Professor Crews is the author of numerous publications including Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities (1993), a reevaluation of  the understandings of copyright and fair use at universities, and the well-received, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (3rd ed, 2012). He is the recipient of the Patterson Copyright Award from the American Library Association and the 2014 Mark T. Banner Award from the American Bar Association.

Making Copyright Work for You: Ownership and Use

An FAU Libraries' Faculty Workshop
Featuring International Copyright Consultant, Kenneth D. Crews 

February 24, 2017

 Center for eLearning, Building 4,  IS 208

Co-Sponsored by the Center for eLearning

Morning Session

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Coffee and Bagels Meet and Greet (Boca campus)

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.  Welcome from Dean of University Libraries, Carol Hixson

9:30 – 11 a.m. Making Copyright Work for You: Ownership and Fair Use at the University,  Kenneth D. Crews

Copyright affects nearly all of our teaching, research, and other scholarship. It protects the new works we create and use.  It is the subject of our agreements with publishers. It sets the standards for the use of existing materials in classrooms, libraries, and online. A bit of knowledge of copyright will give you the insights needed to work more creatively and wisely – to manage your own legal rights, share your scholarly works, and exercise the rights of use that are an integral part of the law. This session will give a “big picture” and practical overview, show you some of the workable opportunities in the law, and make you a better steward of your rights and your investment in teaching and research. Bring your questions about your own projects or the copyright curiosities you have seen in the news or heard at academic conferences.

Afternoon Session 

1 – 2:30 p.m. Special Topics in Copyright, Kenneth D. Crews

Online Learning & E-Reserves Update
Copyright actually opens multiple avenues for sharing materials with students in the classroom or online. Sometimes the law is reasonably clear, and other times we watch for the latest court ruling. This session will give an overview of the law that supports education and delivery of materials online, and it will examine some of the latest developments in a major court case tackling fair use of book chapters and other works for electronic reserves.

Authors' Rights and Publication Agreements
Like it or not, you are a copyright owner. Ownership is great opportunity to make choices about the publishing and sharing of your new article, report, teaching materials, or other scholarly work. However, the agreement you sign with a publisher can undercut your rights and options. It can also prevent your ability to share and build on your own creative materials. This session will examine some of the rights and opportunities you hold, and point out the pitfalls you could stumble into, as well as the benefits of paying a bit of attention to copyright.

For more information, contact Jane Strudwick.

FEBRUARY 20 - 24, 2017

Fair Use Fundamentals

Copyright law is a carefully balanced system meant to encourage creativity as well as cultural and scientific progress. The law encourages authors by giving them limited control over certain uses of their works, and it encourages everyone (including authors) to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances, to engage in a wide variety of vital activities. Many parts of the law favor the freedom to use culture, but by far and away the most flexible, powerful, and universal user’s right is fair use. Read more >>

Workshop Materials and Recordings

Making Copyright Work for You: Ownership and Fair Use at the University (Morning Session)


Read Professor Crews's invited post for Copyright at Harvard LibraryComing to New Terms with Fair Use (2/20/17).