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Exploring Authors' Rights

Get an introduction to authors' rights as they pertain to anyone seeking to publish their work. In this session, JMU's Copyright Librarian will address the lawful use of other people's work within your own writing or scholarship, what you may anticipate in terms of working with publishers as you proceed towards publication, and how to protect your own rights as a creator of original work while avoiding possible pitfalls.

This 90-minute workshop will cover some fundamental themes of copyright applicable to all authors, but it is designed to offer practical, pragmatic insight and solutions for any person working towards publication.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will have acquired:

  • An understanding of fundamental copyright principles, relevant to any creator of original work
  • An ability to make judgements about fair use and licensing if using the copyrighted work of others
  • An awareness of their own rights as authors or creators or original content
  • Comprehension of the publishing landscape, author/publishing agreements, and the protection of their own rights under these structures


Howard Carrier, Copyright Librarian

Join the Zoom meeting

This is a virtual workshop held on Zoom. The meeting link and password will be sent in the registration and reminder emails. The email will come from LibCal.

Friday, May 17, 2024
10:00am - 11:30am
  Faculty     Staff  
  Virtual Workshop  
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Event Organizer

Howard Carrier

I am the Social Sciences Librarian at JMU, which means that I act as liaison librarian to the Departments of Political Science, Justice Studies, Sociology, and Anthropology. Additionally, I serve as the Copyright Coordinator for JMU Libraries.

If you would like to schedule a time to meet with me, please submit a request. I will reply shortly thereafter with a link to a suitable online meeting venue - either the library's chat service or WebEx.

Kind regards,

Howard S. Carrier.