Media Copyright in the Digital Age

Media Copyright in the Digital Age

On April 7, 2017, the Consortium's Streaming Media COI held an event at Northeastern University to discuss current copyright issues and cases within the the librarian community with a focus on the challenges of copyright for digital content. A video of the panel "Media Copyright in the Digital Age" can be found here. The featured speakers were Hillary Corbett of Northeastern Unviersity, Kyle Courtney of Harvard University, Laura Quilter of UMass Amherst, and Jane Morris of Boston College. 

The symposium covered the Digital Copyright Act, closed captions and accessibility, VHS format change, preservation copying, digitizing for fair use, streaming licenses, and how to understand and follow copyright laws when using and publishing e-books and other digital media. A common theme of the panel was the role of the library in educating faculty and students about copyright. You can view the presentation slides of Kyle Courtney, Hillary Corbett, and Jane Morris online. 

The Boston Library Consortium wishes to thank Debra Mandel from Northeastern as well as the program speakers for making this such a successful event.   If you have ideas for the Consortium to consider for future events on this or related topics, please email Jessica Hardin, the Program Coordinator.