MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Thursday, September 18 at 2:00pm EDT for Copyright, Common Mistakes and Myths Webinar.
Primarily aimed at small and mid-sized publishers, this webinar focuses on copyright law, common mistakes and myths about copyright. Copyright is the lifeblood of publishers. Not only are their works produced protected by copyright, but publishers must contract with authors, photographers and often other publishers in order to obtain permission to use portions of copyrighted works in the new works they are publishing. Publishers make mistakes in dealing with copyright and often rely on myths about the applicability of defenses such as fair use, first sale and others. Recent litigation will also be addressed.
Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Easton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina School of Law and author of the Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers.
Laura N. Gasaway (Lolly) served as Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law from 1985-2006 at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2006-10 and a full time professor until July 2013, teaching courses in Advanced Copyright Law, Art Law and Cyberspace Law. Lolly obtained her B.A. and M.L.S. degrees from Texas Woman’s University in 1967 and 1968 respectively. Her J.D degree is from the University of Houston in 1973. Prior to coming to Chapel Hill, she held the same position at the University of Oklahoma 1975-84 and the University of Houston 1973-75.
Lolly is a past president of the American Association of Law Libraries and is Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and has served on and chaired various committees of both associations, including their Copyright Committees. She was the first virtual scholar in residence at the Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland, University College, 2002-03. Lolly has also co-chaired the Section 108 Study Group for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program and the Copyright Office. Upon Lolly’s retirement, she became a part of the Unlimited Priorities team.