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What happens when Netflix is Dead? How licensing and copyright threaten the future of our cultural heritage (and how Fair Use can save it)

What happens when Netflix is Dead? How licensing and copyright threaten the future of our cultural heritage (and how Fair Use can save it)

12pm to 1pm
Monday, February 24
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Rubenstein Library Room 153

Fair Use Week 2020
Duke University Libraries

Join us to discuss the legal future of our cultural heritage. This presentation by Kyle K. Courtney (Harvard University) and Will Cross NC State University) will address how copyright law and the licensing systems that have now become so prevalent for consumer-licensed content, such as through Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes, are jeopardizing the ability of libraries and archives to preserve those works and make them available to researchers in the future. Those services almost always come with significant strings attached, through their terms of service, that disallow basic research and teaching uses such as classroom performances, creation of preservation copies, and library access for private study and research. The session will cover efforts to untangle these knotty copyright and licensing hurdles, including through the powerful rights provided to libraries and researchers through “fair use.” 

Kyle K. Courtney, Esq. is Copyright Advisor at Harvard University. Managing the Office for Scholarly Communication, he works closely with the Harvard community to establish a culture of shared understanding of copyright and licensing issues among Harvard staff, faculty, and students. His Copyright First Responders program has extended from its origins at Harvard to Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Washington. You can follow him on Twitter @KyleKCourtney.

Will Cross is the Director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center in the NC State University Libraries, an instructor in the UNC SILS, and an OER Research Fellow. As a course designer and presenter for ACRL, SPARC, and the Open Textbook Network, Will has developed training materials and workshops across the US and for international audiences from Ontario to Abu Dhabi. Will currently serves as PI on two IMLS-funded projects: the Scholarly Communication Notebook and Library Copyright Institute. Follow him at @tceles_B_hsup 

Kyle and Will are part of a group of copyright experts working on a forthcoming whitepaper “Scholarly Communication in a Consumer-Licensed World: Understanding and Reducing the Legal Risk of Commercial Platforms for Popular Media.” 

Light snacks and drinks provided. 

Space is limited, please register!

Sponsored by the Duke University Libraries and
ScholarWorks: A Center for Scholarly Publishing


Monday, February 24, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus
Copyright   Public Event   Publishing   ScholarWorks   Scholarly Communications  
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Event Organizer

David Hansen