ARCHIVED: Untangle the Knot of Copyright Law at Professional Development Workshop

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January 10, 2002

Are you tangled in the knot of interpreting and applying copyright law? Then attend the American Association of Law Libraries Professional Development Workshop Applying Copyright Law in Libraries Feb. 21 in Washington, D.C.

The workshop will explore the intricacies of copyright law and how it affects librarians by analyzing the rights of owners and users of copyrighted works. Topics will include the differences between copying in for-profit and nonprofit libraries, educational uses of copyrighted works, library document delivery services, audiovisual and digital materials, foreign works and licensing, and monitoring compliance. Participants will also review and discuss the history and development of federal copyright law; applicable provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976; and subsequent legislation, interpretative court decisions and congressional guidelines.

Registration for this program closes on Feb. 7, but it is filling up quickly.

For more information and to register for this AALL Professional Development workshop, please visit

This program addresses the AALL Core Competencies in the Association policy Competencies of Law Librarianship. The complete Competencies of Law Librarianship can be found at