Copyright in the Classroom

10:30 am on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
11:45 am on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1 Silber Way Kenmore Conference Room
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?