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NELA Legal Seminar: Licensing Library Resources & Services
Monday, August 15, 2022, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: NELA

NELA 2022 Legal Seminar

Licensing Library Resources and Services

Many thanks to our generous sponsor! 

Speaker: Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., M.L.I.S., Ph.D., School of Information Studies University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Date: Monday, August 15th AND Wednesday, August 17th
(you only need to register once)
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Zoom - This event will NOT be recorded.
Fees: $45 for NELA members, $65 for non-members

If you have questions about being invoiced offline
or you need to register multiple people all together,
please email Megan Bishop at [email protected]
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This two half-day seminar covers a variety of topics including:

  • Three Key Copyright Provisions Impacted by Licensing - Often licenses impact our use rights under copyright law, three of the rights are reviewed briefly and examples of license clauses that impact those rights are examined.
  • Understanding License Terms and Conditions - We will review a number of key concepts in licensing terms and conditions, this will build a foundation for a more detailed examination of licenses.
  • Licensing Pitfalls - Building on the previous work we continue the discussion of various provisions in licenses using sample language from actual licenses, evaluating the variations among the licenses and approaches to an effective response.
  • Walk-through of two license agreements - One is a content subscription agreement of various journal titles, and the other is a service agreement that allows us to apply the previous concepts and examine license provisions in the context of a complete agreement. 
  • A Checklist for evaluating your license based on the Liblicense Model License Agreement - Understanding the pluses and minuses of a model license agreement we will determine that such agreements can nonetheless offer a guide for reviewing a license.

By the end of this Seminar, you should be able to:

  • Identify the various forms of online contracts such as mass-market or consumer agreements, shrink-wrap, click-wrap, and browse-wrap agreements
  • Determine the “default” rules that are used to determine the jurisdiction of any disputes under an online contract
  • Distinguish between conditions and covenants in a license agreement
  • Identify a license provision by its legal name
  • Understand the legal meaning of license provisions
  • Distinguish between conditions and covenants in a license agreement
  • identify license provisions by common legal name
  • Understand the legal meaning of license provisions
  • Articulate the policy goals behind the first sale doctrine (and the copyright law in general) and the challenges that licensing poses for those goals  
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