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Sunday, August 4 • 10:30am - 11:45am
101 - What's New: Copyright Legislation, Case Law, and Community Practice

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Navigating copyright has become an essential skill for archivists thinking about giving access to collections. The pace of change can make it a challenge to remain current. The panelists—all  acknowledged experts in intellectual property—report on the status of evolving issues, including recent cases about fair use, legislative action (highlighting pre-1972 music recordings) and SAA's international copyright advocacy, and give examples of digitization projects that are managing copyright risk with bold interpretations of fair use.

Aprille C. McKay: Intellectual Property Legislation and Litigation Update
Eric Harbeson: Archivists and the New Music Modernization Act
Peter Hirtle: US Copyright Litigation and Legislation Update
William Maher: Progress in International Advocacy on Copyright

Moderator: Aprille C. McKay

Facilitators
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Aprille C. McKay

Lead Archivist for University Archives, Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Aprille McKay is the Lead Archivist for University Archives at the Bentley Historical Library. She holds a JD, is the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, and has co-authored a book published by SAA: "Rights in the Digital Era".

Speakers
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Peter Hirtle

Alumni Fellow, Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center
Hirtle is a past president of SAA and a member its Working Group on Intellectual Property. The author of a book and numerous articles on intellectual property and archives, he also created the "Copyright Term and the Public Domain" website
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Eric Harbeson

Music Special Collections Librarian, American Music Research Center, University of Colorado Boulder
Harbeson is a member of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, ALA's Copyright Advisory Committee and the Music Library Association's Legislation Committee. He has authored numerous articles about copyright and sound recordings.
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William Maher

University Archivist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
William Maher is a past president of SAA, a member of its Intellectual Property Working Group and a regular representative of SAA at WIPO. He is the instructor for SAA's course Copyright: The Archivist and the Law.



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