F651 Fall 2019 Up Close and Personal: Copyright and Your Family
Mondays, 2:15–3:40, Oct. 28–Nov. 4
Instructor: Joyce Johnston
- Oct. 28: Are You Tuned in To Your Tunes? Music Copyright Issues for the Rest of Us. Learn how to locate copyright-free tunes for group performances, talent shows, presentations (including OLLI), as well as to download music videos and singles for your own use. We will use quick, fun quizzes to see what everyone already knows. Then we will discuss major copyright principles in music, illustrated by celebrity scandals, surprising lawsuits, cases of music piracy, and even ways to get legal rights to international recordings.
- Nov. 4: Protect Your Grandchildren’s Education: Copyright Issues in Schools. Can a high school band or middle school choir hand out copyrighted music? Can special needs children turn books into readings or speech into text? And can teachers make extra copies if there are not enough novels for everybody? This session explores the ins, outs, and quirks of school copyright laws and uses cases to show how these laws can affect your grandchildren’s education.
, a member of the English department at George Mason University, has been involved with
computer-assisted instruction for more than 30 years. From being a member of the first cohort to use computers to teach an academic discipline, she has gone on to specialize in copyright, digital intellectual property, and online civil property rights.