Library of Rhode Island - Copyright for Librarians

Renee Hobbs is presenting two workshops at Library of Rhode Island (LORI) Resource Sharing Working Group (RSWG) on a series of programs covering a variety of copyright and fair use topics

DATE: November 19, 2019


LOCATION: Warwick Public Library

All the Copyright Questions

Do you have questions about how copyright and fair use affect you or your patrons? Renee Hobbs will answer questions 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.

"Ripping Digital Video" & the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

When can patrons legally rip video for creative media production projects? How does the recent 2018 ruling impact what librarians can and cannot do on behalf of their patrons? What does the Library of Congress see as the the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead regarding the fair use of streaming video?



Renee Hobbs is an expert on digital and media literacy education and a professor of communication studies at the University of Rhode Island, where she directs the Media Education Lab. She is the author of The Library Screen Scene: Film and Media Literacy in Schools, Colleges and Communities (Oxford University Press, 2019), Create to Learn (Wiley, 2017) and other books. She co-directs the Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy, a 12-credit postgraduate program.