UPDATE: WITF Radio Smart Talk show on copyright, free exchange & the Web rescheduled 7/25 9AM

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[See original post about this show, originally scheduled for 7/23/2012]

Many people share content they find on the Internet but are you doing it legally? How do you know for sure? Because, after all, something that is available on the Internet does not equal something freely available in the “public domain”, at least as defined by copyright law.

Get the answers to these and other questions in plain English from intellectual property and entertainment law expert Associate Professor Tonya M. Evans,  on WITF Radio Smart Talk, Wednesday, July 25th 9:00-10:00 AM Eastern (89.5 and 93.3, Central PA, USA and available via live stream).

You can also participate in the convo and submit your questions and comments by following @WITFnews and @LegalWritePub.

During the show you will:

  • Learn how to avoid infringing copyright in the online environment
  • Identify what’s considered fair use
  • Learn how to protect and share your own literary and artistic productions; and
  • Explore the free exchange of information debate

The discussion is based on Copyright Companion for Writers, by Tonya Evans.

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UPDATE: WITF Radio Smart Talk interview on copyright & the Internet postponed

Due to breaking news in the Penn State scandal and the NCAA presser, this morning’s interview on Radio Smart Talk (WITF) has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Please post your comments and questions about how copyright laws apply to and may be at odds with the free exchange of ideas in the new public commons known as the Internet.

I’ll make a note to address some of them during the interview.

Until then, here are some great resources in addition to our plain English legal reference guides, ebooks and teleclass audio downloads and our free e-Reports on various topics. One featured audio download directly on point for today’s topic is “Copyright for Writers on the Web”.

This topic is evergreen and ever-changing. So I look forward to the next opportunity to discuss it with you in the near future.

~ Prof. TE

Prof. Tonya Evans talks facts and myths of copyright, free exchange & the Web on WITF Radio Smart Talk 7/23 9AM ET

Digital technology and the Internet has forever changed the way people create, distribute and access creative literary and artistic productions. The World Wide Web platform allows with few if any express barriers for anyone to copy, adapt and “share” perfect digital copies of arts and information via peer-to-peer networks, e-mail, blogs, social networking media and other means.

Copyright law, however, is not nearly so permissive. Many people share content they find on the Internet but are you doing it legally? How do you know for sure? Because, after all, something that is available on the Internet does not equal something freely available in the “public domain”, at least as defined by copyright law.

Get the answers to these and other questions in plain English from intellectual property and entertainment law expert Associate Professor Tonya M. Evans,  on WITF Radio Smart Talk, Monday, July 23rd at 9-10 AM Eastern (89.5 and 93.3, Central Pennsylvania and available via live stream).

During the show you will:

  • Learn how to avoid infringing copyright in the online environment
  • Identify what’s considered fair use
  • Learn how to protect and share your own literary and artistic productions; and
  • Explore the free exchange of information debate

The discussion is based on Copyright Companion for Writers, by Tonya Evans.

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Click to listen to Radio Smart Talk LIVE!

NOTE: If you miss the LIVE broadcast:

The inspiration for this important topic came from a WITF Radio Smart Talk listener a few weeks ago. Scott LaMar Director of Smart Talk WITF explains: Continue reading “Prof. Tonya Evans talks facts and myths of copyright, free exchange & the Web on WITF Radio Smart Talk 7/23 9AM ET”