Today is: Saturday, April 18

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

Starts:
12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ends:
1:30 pm on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Location:
Founders’ Room
Contact Name:
Rob Schadt
Contact Email:
rschadt@bu.edu
Contact Phone:
8-5039
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