Webinar 55: Navigating Copyright Part Two

A composite photograph of library copyright experts Jessica Coates, Professor Tom Cochrane and Stephen Wyber
Jessica Coates, Prof Tom Cochrane and Stephen Wyber joining us for a webinar on 2 December 2022

On Friday 2nd December at 11am GMT we are delighted to be joined by Jessica Coates, Professor Tom Cochrane and Stephen Wyber who will be talking about their chapters in the IFLA open access publication Navigating Copyright for Libraries. Full details about each of the speakers are below and as with the previous webinar, we intend to run this as an ‘in conversation’ with the authors. You can join us using the regular Blackboard Collaborate classroom, no registration is required.

This follows on from our webinar last month where we were joined by authors of other chapters in the book Dr Zoi Krokida and David Meehan. A recording of that webinar is now available.

Jessica Coates is a copyright policy expert and advocate with over twenty years’ experience working with cultural institutions, government and the private sector in Australia. Jessica currently works as a Senior Rights Advisor to the National Library of Australia, but has previously held positions the Global Network Manager of Creative Commons, and the Executive Officer of both the Australian Digital Alliance and the Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition. She is a principal or contributing author to multiple publications, including Making Content Accessible, a Guide to Navigating Australian Copyright Law for Disability Access and the IFLA publication Getting Started: Implementing the Marrakesh Treaty for Persons with Print Disabilities: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Hons), a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Tom Cochrane is currently Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. He was formerly, (until retiring from the position in December 2013), Deputy Vice-Chancellor at QUT, with portfolio responsibility for a range of services including IT, e learning services, and libraries. Other present roles include:  Deputy Chair Library Board of Queensland; President (Management Committee), Queensland Poetry; Director, Australian Digital Alliance; Member, Copyright Working Group, Universities Australia; Director, AIE Institute; Member, Board of TJ Ryan Foundation. He has a long involvement in providing advice on modernising and adapting Australian Copyright Law for the digital age. He was co-leader of the Creative Commons project for which QUT was the institutional partner leading its introduction to Australia. Other copyright and book industry roles in the past have included Member, Publications Board of CSIRO; and Member, Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission 2012-2013 (copyright law review reference) He is currently a Chief Investigator (with researchers in four other universities) in the Australian Research Council funded project [Short title] “Producing, managing and owning knowledge in the 21st century University.”

Stephen is Director, Policy and Advocacy at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, and has worked for IFLA since 2016. He works with a team focused both on raising awareness of and support for the role of libraries in international fora, and supporting IFLA’s members in strengthening their own advocacy. The team works on copyright, sustainable development, human rights, culture, heritage, and internet governance. Stephen previously worked at the British Embassy in Paris and the UK Permanent Delegation to the OECD. He is a graduate of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the College of Europe.

We hope you will be able to join us but we’ll be recording the session and making it available after the event.

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