Join WNYLRC for a copyright session designed to take librarians through the basics all the way to negotiating content licenses! During this 5-hour workshop, attendees will learn the fundamentals of copyright, explore the copyright laws specifically pertaining to libraries and archives, consider copyright issues related to streaming, digitization, ADA accommodations, and get practical tips for negotiating content licenses. Designed to be accessible and interactive, this workshop invites you submit your questions in advance, or bring them that day. Attendees will leave with worksheets and written materials to assist with managing day-to-day copyright concerns at their library. Presented by Stephanie (Cole) Adams, WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service attorney. Lunch will be provided.
Copyright Basics and emerging issues 9-10
Copyright Section 108 ("Just for Libraries") 10-10:45
[small break 10:45-11)
Copyright Section 107 (Fair Use) 11-12:15
Lunch break with time for Q&A 12:15-12:45
ADA and other important rights and exceptions: 12:45-1:15
Copyright licensing issues & Contract Negotiations: 1:15-1:45
Wrap-up and Q&A until 2PM
is an attorney advising libraries, creative professionals, civic organizations, and higher education institutions as they build our culture. She first developed a deep connection to libraries working as a page, then clerk, at her hometown library in New Hartford, NY. For over 10 years, Ms. Adams was the in-house counsel at Niagara University, where she routinely conducted trainings in discrimination and workplace respect. She is now the owner of her own practice, the Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, in Buffalo. Ms. Adams is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts of New York (and you may be familiar with her work...Cole works staffs the WNYLRC's "Ask the Lawyer" service).