DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Do we need to worry? : Update on copyright matters affecting digital libraries

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Washington, DC is abuzz with studies, hearings, legislation, judiciary rulings—all on digital copyright. Orphan works, proposals for extended collective licensing (ECL), stronger application of notice and takedown schemes, and continued focus on mass digitization remain probable options that may be considered by Congress which will affect preservation of the cultural record, innovation, research endeavors, and new forms of creativity. How can we ensure that DPLA and other digital libraries can continue to flourish when content filtering and heightened anti-piracy schemes seem to be of most interest to Congress? What solutions are good for society, and what proposals must we fight against?

Two copyright policy experts will discuss the conversations happening in Congress and in federal agencies as well as judiciary rulings related to fair use, gate-keeping, digital preservation and access to works. They will examine what tools currently exist to address digital concerns and how they can be effectively utilized.


Krista L. Cox

Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries

Carrie Russell

Director, Program on Public Access to Info, American Library Association

Thursday April 14, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Whittall Pavilion 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540