StEPs Lab 7 Copyright Crash Course

Museums, including historical societies and other memory institutions, create and use intellectual property every day. A basic understanding of copyright law is essential to protect your organization’s rights and those of other creators, further your organization’s mission, and avoid disputes that could harm its reputation. In this lab, museum attorney Walter G. Lehmann will provide a practical, museum-focused overview of copyright law including the important exception for fair use. Topics he will address include copyright duration, copyright orphans, fair use and the four-factor test, best practices and applying fair use, and clearing rights.

StEPs Lab 7 Slide Deck

Copyright Duration Table

Handout Copyright Crash Course StEPs Lab 7

Recorded March 23, 2016