University of Nebraska Medical Center

Copyright essentials webinars April 12, 14, 16

Faculty and non-faculty alike face copyright challenges in and out of the classroom and when publishing research. As part of National Library Week activities, McGoogan Library and the UNMC Compliance Office will sponsor a series of three webinars covering copyright and fair use laws as they apply to teaching. All webinars will take place in the Sorrell Center Amphitheater from Noon until 1:30pm. Faculty, instructional support personnel, and other academic administration professionals should attend.

Monday, April 12th-Session 1: Copyright for Classroom Teaching


  • Uses of copyrighted materials in the classroom setting without the need to obtain permission
  • Copyright in the live classroom
  • Copyright in the virtual classroom
  • Opportunities and risks posed by commercial social media sites
  • Using course management systems and social media for teaching

Wednesday, April 14th-Session 2: Copyright Regulation Outside the Classroom


  • How to make responsible fair use decisions
  • Coursepacks
  • e-Reserves
  • Understand the pitfalls of social media terms of service agreements
  • TEACH Act application to the use of social media
  • Other options: permissions, licenses and links

Friday, April 16th-Session 3: Faculty Rights Under Copyright Law


  • Determine ownership of copyrighted works
  • Copyright in your own works and publications, including considerations when signing publication agreements, and steps to protect and manage your copyright
  • Contract and licensing considerations
  • Impact of institutional and national open access policies
  • Implications for faculty of the Creative Commons and the Google Books project

Registration is not required to attend these events. If you cannot attend, there will be an online archive of these sessions – please contact Teresa Hartman at thartman@unmc.edu for more information.

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