Copyright & Sound Recordings: Live Webcast of Workshop

16 May 2012
Rochester, NY, USA

The Education and Training Committee of ARSC, the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, is pleased to announce that for the first time, ARSC is offering a live webcast of its pre-conference workshop for those who are unable to attend in person in Rochester, NY.

The workshop and live webcast will run from 9:00 am - 5:00 PM EDT (13:00 - 22:00 UTC), with breaks. An archived version will also be made available to all registrants for a limited time.

"Copyright and Sound Recordings" is a day-long workshop for anyone who deals with sound recordings ­ archivists, librarians, private collectors, students, recording engineers, administrators, musicians ­ and therefore navigates the challenges of copyright. Peter Hirtle, Intellectual Property Officer for Cornell University Library, will lead the morning session with an in-depth look at look at copyright and related issues including intellectual and performance rights, post-1972 US sound recordings, post-1923 foreign sound recordings, determining current copyright status of recordings and alternatives to the traditional copyright framework.

The afternoon session will include presentations and a roundtable discussion of issues with these speakers:

  • Brandon Butler, Association of Research Libraries -- Fair Use
  • David Hansen, UC Berkeley Library Digital Copyright Project -- Orphan Works and Creative Commons
  • David Levine, Elon University/Stanford Center for Internet and Society -- SOPA/PIPA
  • Ramon Ricker, Eastman School of Music -- Licensing, Royalties, and the Musician's Perspective

To register, see the attached webcast registration form. The flyer and registration form will soon also be available on the ARSC conference site: . Registrants will receive a confirmation email with login instructions, workshop schedule, and other details. The webcast can be accessed on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems as well as iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.

Online Workshop registration fees:

ARSC Members $50
Non-members $75
Students $35

For additional information, please contact:
Aaron Bittel: - 310-825-1695
Karen Fishman: - 202-707-5856
Co-chairs, ARSC Education & Training Committee

Aaron M. Bittel
UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
1630 Schoenberg Hall
Box 951657
Los Angeles
CA 90095-1657
ph. 310.825.1695
fax 310.206.4438