Music Library Association 86th Annual Meeting
22-26 February 2017 in Orlando, FL

Thursday, February 23, 11:00am-11:55am

Copyright of institutional recordings

Recordings produced by colleges and universities during the course of their daily business are a valuable record of scholarship to which libraries may wish to provide online access, but the use of those recordings is mired in very complicated copyright questions. This paper examines laws affecting institutional recordings’ copyright- including copyright ownership, fair use, and compulsory licensing- with the goal of providing some clarity to librarians wishing to make use of their institutional recordings. Because of the vague, and often contradictory nature of the law, there are very few hard-and-fast rules; however, the paper will attempt to draw out areas of very low risk, with the conclusion that most institutions should be able to make some use of some of their institutional recordings under even the most conservative of interpretations.

  • Speakers
    • Eric Harbeson, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Location
    • Grand Ballroom A
  • Live Streaming?
    • Yes

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