Friday, June 12, 2015

Cop Out

It's the end of the world!

A patron just asked me if the library offers seminars about copyright law and Fair Use...I said that we didn't..he proceeded to say "well don't you think the library has the responsibility to inform people about these things??" I said "I do think it might be an interesting program to offer if there was a lawyer willing to come talk about it?  Unfortunately, as librarians, we're not legal experts so we aren't really qualified to explain the ins and outs of copyright law and Fair Use to people? "

He proceeds to give me a quizzical look..I said "Does that answer your question?"

"To be quite blunt- That answer was a cop-out!"

ummmmm....I don't get it...

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