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OMC Webinar — April 12, 2013 — Fair Game for Republishing In The Digital Age

Updates on the latest in digital practices, as well as protections already in place.
Obtaining information quickly and easily has become the trademark of the modern Internet, but there’s rules to follow and for some, enforce. The newspaper industry continues to adapt when it comes to copyright and fair use laws that govern the desire to spread this information to readers. This session updates us on the latest information, and reminds us of protections that have been in place over the years.

We will cover:
• When fair use typically does — and doesn’t — apply.
• Considerations when getting permission to use others’ work.
• Other legal implications when using copyright-protected work

Deadline to register for the $35 fee is Tuesday, April 9th. A $10 late registration fee begins on Wednesday, April 10th.

About the Presenter: Corinna Zarek is the attorney-adviser for the federal Office of Government Information Services. This office assists Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requesters and agencies in resolving disputes, reviews agencies’ FOIA compliance and serves as a general FOIA ombudsman.
Previously, Zarek was the Freedom of Information Director at The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press where she assisted journalists with open records and open meetings issues at the federal and state levels, participated in litigation on open records and open meetings disputes and wrote about these issues for the organization’s publications.
Zarek, a member of the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism, also practiced for a law firm in Washington specializing in administrative law and previously wrote for The Des Moines Register.
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