S153. Untangling Copyright: A Crash Course for Creators

Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 am to 11:45 am


From the moment you put pen to paper, copyright questions loom in the background. Is your work protected by copyright? Can you incorporate other authors’ works into your own? On what terms do you want to let publishers—or others—use your work? This panel of legal experts provides a primer on copyright, fair use, and publishing terms. You will leave the panel armed with practical information that will empower you to make informed copyright decisions so you can focus on your writing.


Brianna Schofield is the Executive Director of Authors Alliance, an organization that serves authors by promoting the creation and distribution of knowledge and culture. She is a copyright expert and the coauthor of two educational guides that help authors keep their works in the hands of readers.

Christine Fruin is currently scholarly communications librarian at the University of Florida. Drawing upon her education and experience as an attorney, she has worked for over a decade as an academic librarian dedicated to promoting access to and use of diverse information resources.

David Hansen is Duke University Libraries' Director of Copyright of Scholarly Communication. In that role, he works closely with Duke faculty and students on copyright questions and related issues such as publishing contracts and fair use. He holds a JD and MSLS, both from UNC Chapel Hill.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside