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VCU Libraries provides faculty, researchers, and students with informative resources that can help guide them in the responsible use of copyrighted works and encourage them to exercise their fair use rights. However, we do not provide legal advice. For legal advice, please consult the Office of University Counsel. 

Copyright for Creators Workshop Series

Presenter: (former)VCU University Counsel Madelyn Wessel

Copyright 1.0: Overview of Copyright
This sessions explores:

  • CopyRIGHTS of authors/creators
  • Copyright exceptions including educational rights and fair use
  • Registering and protecting your work
  • Creative Commons and other tools for sharing
  • Copyright infringement actions and liabilities

Copyright 2.0: Web, Arts and Multimedia Issues
This session explores:

  • Using images and other media in class versus on the web
  • License agreements and Terms of Use
  • Deep dive into transformative uses of art
  • Reuse of sound and film recordings

Copyright 3.0: Scholarly Communications
This session explores:

  • Reuse of images in scholarly publications
  • Publishing and media agreements
  • Protecting author's rights and open access

Copyright Books