Many of you who have been tuning into our weekly webinars launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will have heard contributions from Dr Emily Hudson who is a Reader in Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London.
This coming Friday at 11am BST you can tune in to hear Emily discussing a paper she has co-authored with Associate Professor Paul Wragg (University of Leeds) in relation to copyright and education during the pandemic (available on SSRN here). It covers the use of copyright exceptions, possible licensing solutions, the public interest defence and other options.
Emily will also be discussing the recent litigation launched in the US by several major publishers, who are opposing the launch of the National Emergency Library, stating it is piracy for making over a million books available for free. This operates using the legal concept of ‘controlled digital lending’ which is based on US fair use and was the topic of a previous webinar when we were joined by Kyle K Courtney from Harvard University. Emily will discuss the legality of such a scheme in the UK and other options that might be available. She’ll be taking questions and we expect a lively discussion. The session will be recorded but is open to all and hosted by the Association for Learning Technology on Blackboard Collaborate.