Open-Access Week at UCLA: October 18-22, 2010

Copyright Criminals Screening
Thursday, October 21; 6 p.m.
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

Can you own a sound? This 2009 documentary examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money. It features many of hip-hop music’s founding figures, including Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground, as well as emerging artists.

The film is by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod. Franzen is an Atlanta-based photographer and video producer, and McLeod is an independent documentary filmmaker and an associate professor of communication studies at the University of Iowa.

What Every Graduate Student Needs to Know about Creative Commons, Copyright, and Why Rights Matter in Researching, Publishing, Teaching, and Creating
Tuesday, October 19; 2-3 p.m.
131 Kerkhoff Hall

Are you suffering from information overload about open access, Google Books, digital rights management, copyright infringement cases and sampling? Help is at hand; join librarians Angela Riggio and Bonnie Tijerina for a workshop about rights-related choices and decisions you may have to make as you navigate through your graduate work.

• Will you have to get permission to quote your own work in your dissertation?
• Should you use the same licensing terms for a YouTube video of your cat and an embedded piece of video in a research article?
• How do you cite a Creative Commons licensed work in your article?
• Is Creative Commons the best option for you?
• Can you show a commercial DVD to your students?

This workshop is geared toward graduate students, but open to the UCLA scholarly community. Refreshments will be served.

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