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Copyright office opening hours are back!

Between February and July 2021 became Copyright Community Steering Committee drove a row copyright opening hours. These sessions provided space for lively and engaging discussion and knowledge exchange on various aspects of copyright, including open licensing, recycling and digital heritage. After reviewing the first round of these sessions and the feedback we received from participants, the steering group is pleased to announce a second round of copyright office hours starting in late October 2021.

Unlike in the first series of office hours, sessions in this round will each focus on a specific topic. We hope this allows you to attend the sessions that best suit your needs and interests.

How it will work

We make a call approximately every six weeks. The interviews will be informal and will not be recorded. The goal is to help each other by taking advantage of being part of such a broad network.

We will focus each call around a theme. The themes we consider for the sessions include open licensing, education and learning, a post-article 14 world, archive material, copyright exceptions, augmented reality and virtual reality licensing, risk management methods for rights authentication, social media and advertising, and use copyrighted material for content creation.

You can come up with any kind of questions that are relevant to you about the theme of the session, from the very specific to the very broad.

At each call, one or more members of the Copyright Steering Group will be there to moderate the discussions and share their thoughts, point you to relevant documentation, or provide examples. Others in the call can also afford it, and if not, we can try to find an answer together. In any case, you should be aware that this will in no way constitute any legal advice. We will also strive to be accompanied at each session by one or more special guests who are particularly familiar with the chosen theme.

Join us

The first of this season’s copyright opening hours takes place at. 13.00 CEST on 25 October with the theme ‘open licensing’. It will host Copyright Steering Group members Karin Glassman and Fred Saunderson with special guests Brigitte V├ęzina and Camille Francoise from Creative Commons. Register now.

A further session on the theme ‘Copyright in Education and Learning’ will follow at the end of November, and the remaining sessions will be held in 2022. We will soon publish a more detailed timeline for future sessions, and reminders will be sent via Copyright Community Listserv and divided on our Twitter account.

If you are not a member of the Copyright Community, you are still very welcome to join the call. If you want to join the community for more support and resources, you can do so here.

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