Hirtle at December 7 CopyTalk: Where oh where is the public domain?
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Oggetto: [SCHOLCOMM] December 7 CopyTalk: Where oh where is the public
Data: Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:36:17 +0000
Mittente: Yuan Li

Apologies for cross-posting

Join us for the next CopyTalk on Thursday, December 7.

We have another cool CopyTalk planned for December 7th! Mark your
calendars for 2pm Eastern/11:00am Pacific time for our one-hour session
on the public domain.

We often assume that older works are in the public domain, but how can
we know for sure? Peter Hirtle, the author of the frequently cited
resource, "Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
<https://copyright.cornell.edu/publicdomain>", will provide an overview
of the public domain: what it is, how works rise into it, what is
copyright renewal, and some of the common mistakes he has made when
trying to determine the public domain status of a work.

Peter Hirtle is an Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet
and Society at Harvard University. Until his retirement from Cornell in
2015, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Cornell University
Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues.
He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins
and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University
of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of
American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual
Property. He was a member of the Copyright Office's Section 108 Study
Group and a contributing author to the LibraryLaw.com blog.

Day/Time: Thursday, December 7th at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific for our
hour long free webinar. Go to
and sign in as a guest. You're in!

This program is brought to you by OITP's copyright education subcommittee.

Yuan Li
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Firestone Library
Princeton University
YL7 (at) princeton.edu
Tel: 609-258-1227