Webinar: Demystifying Copyrights in Academia
The presenter: Patricia Rodríguez Gelpí, J.D., LL.M., Founder, Afterthought Solutions LLC, and Moderated by Dr. Carlos Morales, HETS Chair & President, TCC Connect Campus of Tarrant County College- November 20, 2020, at 3:00- 4:00 pm (EST) / 4:00 pm (AST /PR Time)
- Brief description of the topic: In this webinar, we will clarify some common misconceptions about copyrights in educational settings. The TEACH Act sets clear guidelines and distinguishes between in-person and distance education, as well as its different modalities. We will also discuss how the fair use defense, as claimed by academic institutions, has been interpreted by the courts. By clarifying these misconceptions, educational institutions and educators will have a better understanding of what the law allows, and have actionable steps to move forward responsibly.