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Snakes and Ladders: A Copyright Assessment Activity
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Snakes and Ladders: A Copyright Assessment Activity 

About This Session:

During this webinar we will consider 8 scenarios that may arise in a public or academic library in which someone wants to make use of a copyright-protected work for a certain purpose and in a certain manner. We'll discuss each of the scenarios and refer to a flowchart to assess the status of each work, identify best practices, and determine outcomes.

Learning Goals:

- Understand how to reasonably and accurately assess copyright-protected works

- Understand that exceptions from the Copyright Act are available for use and how to apply them and when

- Recognize that copyright-related scenarios, like many of the scenarios that can arise in a library setting, require being assessed and addressed from multiple perspectives - it can be like playing Snakes & Ladders, it's not always a linear process.

About the Presenter:

Meaghan Shannon is the Copyright Services Officer at Fanshawe College and is a new member of OLA's Copyright User Group. Meaghan has a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree as well as a Master of Studies in Law degree with a specialization in intellectual property law. She has experience working in public and academic libraries as well as in archives.


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