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The Road to Copyright Clarity


Presenter: Renee Hobbs, Author of Copyright Clarity

A Collaboration between the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System and the Media Education Lab

Do you have questions about how copyright and fair use affect you or your patrons? Renee Hobbs will introduce key ideas about copyright as it applies to the work of librarians in public, academic, school and special library contexts. She will answer your questions about copyright, digital media and learning and discuss strategies for using inquiry practices to support people's ability to gain a better understanding of copyright law and apply it to everyday life.

DATE: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

TIME: 1 pm – 2 pm EST

LOCATION: Online via Zoom video conference. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to register. 

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the purpose of copyright law and its relevance to the work of librarians and their patrons

2. Gain knowledge of some of the different types of misinformation that patrons may have about copyright

3. Appreciate how inquiry learning practices can help empower people with a deeper understanding of how copyright law applies to the everyday practices of work, school and daily life.

About the Presenter

Renee Hobbs is the author of Copyright Clarity: How Fair Use Supports Digital Learning and 9 other books about digital and media literacy education. Professor and Director of the Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island's Harrington School of Communication and Media, Professor Hobbs co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy. She is a educator, researcher and activist who advances the quality of media literacy education in the United States and around the world and serves as Founding Editor of the Journal of Media Literacy Education.