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2020 Kraemer Copyright Conference (Zoom Online)

June 15, 2020 - June 16, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 8th Annual Kraemer Copyright Conference is being moved to an online format with some modifications. The Planning Committee is working on creating the best experience for all attendees.

Registration is FREE and closes Sunday, May 31, 2020

(Space limited to 300 attendees)

  • Those who already registered have added to the list of attendees and need to take no further action.
  • We cordially ask all registered attendees to notify us as soon as possible if your plans to attend have changed. This will allow those on a waiting list to attend the live sessions.
  • Only registered attendees will be allowed to be part of the live sessions.
  • Those attending live sessions will be able to participate via chat in the Q&A section.
  • If individual presenters allow, their sessions will be recorded (audio & PowerPoint) and mounted on the conference website (www.uccs.edu/copyright).
  • Technology required:
    • Download Zoom prior to the conference (https://zoom.us/download).
    • A computer, internet connection, and speakers.
      • Presenters will also need a camera and a microphone.
    • Call-in option available.

The Kraemer Copyright Conference is a dynamic and enriching FREE conference that offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law, recent updates to the law, and how it impacts the services we offer to our library users. This conference provides an opportunity for professionals at every level and across libraries to discuss the importance of copyright in libraries.


Conference Theme

Public Domain: Opening the Vault

This year’s Kraemer Copyright Conference will discuss the implications of copyrighted works entering the Public Domain and what this means for information use and access.

On January 1, 2019, thousands of renowned works including books, music, and art from 1923 became public domain. These copyrighted works were scheduled to become public domain in 1999 but the Copyright Term Extension Act extended that time to 20 more years.

We will have an excellent group of keynotes:

Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian & Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Libraries

Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University

Kenneth Crews, Attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant

Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright Services Librarian and Program Director of Copyright Services, The Ohio State University Libraries

Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries, The University of Kansas




June 15, 2020
June 16, 2020
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