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KU Libraries host lecture on copyright in the classroom

Monday, February 13, 2017

Join KU Libraries for a lecture by Dean Kevin L. Smith entitled “Fair Use Trending: Copyright in the classroom” on Wednesday, February 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. on the west side of Watson Library’s third floor.

The discussion is aimed to assist KU faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants in navigating copyright concerns in their teaching.

“Many instructors view copyright with apprehension, especially as we increasingly migrate instruction onto the Web through Blackboard and Canvas, as well as into virtual classroom spaces,” said Smith, Dean of KU Libraries and a recognized expert on copyright in higher education. “However, U.S. copyright law is designed to be flexible, and courts have interpreted it as supporting and empowering teaching and learning.”

In his lecture, Smith will contextualize classroom copyright concerns, and instructors will become more familiar with best practices and gain insight into what can, and cannot, be safely done with copyrighted content in their teaching.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. 

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