Copyright Webinar

Webinar: Copyright Issues for a Legislative Audience

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Copyright Issues for a Legislative Audience:  Copy Rights and Copy Wrongs
Dec. 13, 2012

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Copyright is a complex set of intellectual property laws, designed to protect the rights of authors in their published and unpublished works.  Under federal and state copyright laws, authors can sue users who violate their rights without permission or compensation.  Legislative staff often have to deal with copyright questions, over what constitutes a fair use exception of materials or the extent to which materials are in the public domain and may be shared with the public.


  • Mary Camp, Director, Texas Legislative Reference Library


  • Kristin Ford, J.D., Legislative Librarian, Legislative Reference Library, Legislative Services Office, Idaho
  • Jon Heining, J.D., General Counsel, Texas Legislative Council 

Sponsored by

  • Legislative Research Librarians Staff Section (LRL)
  • Legal Services Staff Section (LSSS)

Registration Information:
This free webinar is open only to legislative staff and legislators.  The webinar will be recorded and made available for viewing by all audiences after the presentation.  Note: NCSL has not applied for CLE credits in any states for this webinar.  Participating attorneys who wish to apply for CLE credits must do so individually through their state bar.

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