OTLT Faculty Workshop: Copyright in the Classroom: Dennis Hart, Office of the General Counsel

June 13th, 2014

Wednesday, June 25th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM in the Founders’ Room


Increasingly we are developing or employing existing curriculum materials that may have implications relevant to copyright.  Dennis Hart, Associate General Counsel, will guide us on a tour of copyright and its effect on both teachers and students in the classroom. As educators, we create copyrightable works and also rely on the copyrightable works of others. How far does the doctrine of “fair use” take us? This talk will explore the legal basics of copyright, the limits of fair use, the risks of infringement and the establishment of best practices amidst legal precedents that one court has described as “so flexible as virtually to defy definition.” That flexibility can seem like a curse, but, if thoughtfully handled, can serve as a blessing as we consider the nagging question: do I need permission to use this?

All staff as well as faculty are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

I look forward to seeing you