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Webinar: Copyright for Librarians: What You Need to Know

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Originally presented February 9, 2022

Copyright issues abound in librarianship, but there are some easy principles you can apply to better understand and navigate these issues.

In this webinar Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, covers copyright basics, copyright exceptions, and, of course, fair use. 

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Copyright for Librarians Chat Transcript

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Sara Benson

Sara R. Benson is the copyright librarian and an assistant professor at the Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, an LLM from Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley, and an MSLIS from the School of Information Science at the University of Illinois. Prior to joining the library, Sara was a lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Law for ten years. Sara is the host of the Podcast ©hat (“Copyright Chat”) available on iTunes. She is the editor of Copyright Conversations: Rights Literacy in a Digital World and the author of Compact Copyright: Quick Answers to Common Questions.

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