Newspaper Digitization Webinar Series - Can You (Legally) Digitize? Copyright & Permissions

  • Friday, September 23, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom


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Newspaper Digitization Webinar Series - Can You (Legally) Digitize? Copyright & Permissions

In the second session of our Newspaper Digitization series, where we’ll be joined by Library of Congress Senior Associate General Counsel Hope O’Keeffe, we'll go over the ins and outs of copyright and permissions when digitizing historic newspapers. Providing access to historic newspapers can raise complex rights issues for memory organizations. Ms. O’Keeffe will present a roadmap to clearing rights, including historical newspaper copyright practices for copyright notices, registration, and renewal; rights issues relating to third party materials such as syndication; best practices; risk analysis, and a Stump the Lawyer Q&A session.

 Hope O’Keeffe

 Senior Associate General Counsel, Library of Congress

Hope O'Keeffe has been Senior Associate General Counsel of the Library of Congress since November 2006, supervising all collections matters including acquisitions, copyright, intellectual property, social media, web archiving, and increasing digital access to Library collections.  Prior to joining the Library she worked at the National Endowment for the Arts in the Office of General Counsel and in the Office of National Initiatives.  Before NEA she worked as a litigator at Arnold & Porter and a union lawyer at Bredhoff & Kaiser and clerked for the DC Circuit.  She attended Amherst College and the George Washington University Law School and is a proud graduate of New London High School, where she served as Editor in Chief of the NLHS Compass.


Nicole Besseghir

 Project Coordinator, CT Digital Newspaper Project


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