Digital Lending and Copyright Law

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: $10

Register: Here

MCLE: One Hour of General Participatory MCLE

About the Event

The COVID-19 related closure of schools, libraries, and bookstores has led to an expansion of the use of e-books and controlled lending of digital materials. This can lead to unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials and violation of licensing terms. This session will discuss the implications of the expanding use of digital lending, including a case study involving the Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library that was created to help displaced students during the pandemic but resulted instead in litigation filed by several publishing companies.

About the Speaker

Aaron Schwabach is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, where he teaches Property and Decedent’s Estates. His scholarship covers a range of property-related topics including intellectual property. He is also an expert on the law of the wizarding world of Harry Potter, which has earned him invitations to speak not only across the United States, but in the United Kingdom, China, and Poland.

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the law library’s physical locations closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars. These courses have been in high demand and spaces fill up quickly so, please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

And, if you are an MCLE Class Package holder, you can use your promo code when registering for the class to take advantage of your free MCLE webinars! MCLE Class Package holders pay a flat rate of $75 and can attend unlimited classes between the date they sign up and January 1, 2022.  If you have any questions about our webinars or our Borrowing or MCLE Class Packages, please contact us by emailtelephone, or Virtual Front Desk (weekdays between 2 pm and 4 pm). Or, you can sign up for a telephone appointment with a reference librarian to get your questions answered in real-time.