Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



Paul Royster

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Presented October 8, 2014, C. Y. Thompson Library, East Campus, and Nov. 5, 2014, Love Library Room 110,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright is a battlefield, and an author’s control over his/her own work can easily become collateral damage or go missing in action. Many publishers believe they have an inherent right to own the intellectual property arising from your grant-funded research and to live off the earnings of written works that you had little choice but to give them for free or pay them to publish. In this session you will learn more about U.S. Copyright Law, Author’s Rights, and protecting your Intellectual Property. Faculty members Paul Royster and Sue Gardner will speak on Copyright, Fair Use, and Author Rights. You will learn how to make copyright law work in your favor: what to do, what to avoid, when to push back, and when to run away and live to fight another day.