LEC Guest Lecture Series: Copyright in the Classroom
From Adam Cohen on February 23rd, 2021
Copyright at times can be incredibly simple, such as the fact that everything is protected by copyright the moment it is created. Others, like how long the copyrights last, can be very complicated. And as to the question of “is this fair use”, even Federal Judges have trouble with the concept. This session will help you understand the basics, and some of the more complicated questions, when applied to a classroom setting.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify what is and is not copyrightable
2. Define the public domain
3. Describe the basics of fair use
4. Differentiate between the use of copyrighted material live in the classroom vs. online
Stephen Carlisle, Copyright Officer, Sherman Library Research and Technology Center
Stephen Carlisle is the first Copyright Officer of Nova Southeastern University. He is a published author on the topic of copyright law and was a legal intern with the United States Copyright Office. He comes to NSU after 26 years of private practice as an attorney in the State of Florida, specializing in copyright and entertainment law. He is a former adjunct professor at both Florida Atlantic Universities’ College of Arts and Letters and Florida International Universities’ School of Law, where he taught courses in Copyright Law and Entertainment Law. Mr. Carlisle is also a two-time Chair of the Florida Bar’s Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section.