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Online - Keep Calm and Do Research: Introduction to Copyright for Software Developers


In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of copyright ownership and will understand how to identify the copyrightable aspects of software.  They will identify licensing terms and practice identifying reliable sources of information on copyright ownership.  While this is not a substitute for legal advice or a primer on commercialization, participants will learn how to understand the basics of software ownership and their rights and obligations as software developers.

* This is a free and open workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access. We’ll send out a Zoom link in the morning of the meeting.


Arnetta Girardeau is the Copyright and Information Policy Consultant at Duke University Libraries. She is the libraries’ first point of contact for copyright and related law questions and consultations and conducts outreach and education on copyright and connected issues.  She is a Duke alum (MA, Cultural Anthropology), and is also a graduate of Florida State (MSLIS), UNC School of Law (JD), and Harvard (AB, History).

Hosted by Duke University Libraries in collaboration with Pratt Graduate Communications and Intercultural Programs.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Other (see event description)
Library Instruction   Science Event  

Registration is required. There are 41 seats available.

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Arnetta Girardeau
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Sarah Park