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Copyright Crash Course for Museums and Memory Institutions

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Museums, including historical societies and other memory institutions, create and use intellectual property every day. A basic understanding of copyright law is essential to protect your organization’s rights and those of other creators, further your organization’s mission, and avoid disputes that could harm its reputation.

In this webinar, museum attorney Walter G. Lehmann will provide a practical, museum-focused overview of copyright law including the important exception for fair use. Topics he addresses include copyright duration, copyright orphans, fair use and the four-factor test, best practices and applying fair use, and clearing rights. 

This webinar is part of the StEPs Lab series of continuing education offered to both StEPs program  participants and all others interested in copyright. 

Applying what you learn in a Lab to your policies and practices helps your organization make meaningful progress. The more progress you make, the more boxes you can check off in the StEPs workbook. The more boxes you check off, the more Bronze, Silver, and Gold certificates your organization earns. And that translates into more credibility, more support, and an organization that is a valuable asset to its community for many more years to come.

Recorded March 23, 2016