The Library Releases New Video Explaining Fair Use!

If you think copyright laws were enacted so authors and their publishers can control the public’s use of their work and make themselves rich, think again. The U.S. Constitution empowers Congress to give authors and inventors an “exclusive right” to … Continue reading

Peter Kaufman to Speak about the Challenges of Open Educational Resources at Harrison/Small

The Library welcomes Peter Kaufman—author, educator, film producer, and advocate of open educational resources—who will speak on “Knowledge Production and Free Licenses: Challenges and Benefits for the Modern University” in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections … Continue reading

Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler has Advice for U.S. Copyright Office and Congress

In a new article, “Library Experts Weigh in On Next Register of Copyrights” (Library Journal 1/12/2017), UVA Library Director of Information Policy Brandon Butler joins with Harvard University Copyright Advisor Kyle K. Courtney; Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow Mary Minow; … Continue reading

Virginia University Libraries Tell Congress: Needless Copyright Revision Could Threaten Our Mission

The Copyright Office is set to unveil a potentially damaging rewrite of key parts of the Copyright Act despite stiff opposition from libraries themselves. The Library Deans and Directors at five Virginia universities—John Unsworth of the University of Virginia, Carrie … Continue reading

Library to Host ASERL Webinar and Discussion on the “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts”

On Friday, July 15, from 2–3 p.m. in Clemons 407, the Library will host a webinar offered by the Scholarly Communications Interest Group of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The webinar, “Overview of the College Art Association’s Code … Continue reading