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Copyright Issues for Archivists

Copyright Issues for Archivists Webinar

Join ARANZ and good friends ASA for our upcoming free webinar Copyright Issues for Archivists with Sarah Powell and Elliott Bledsoe from the Australian Libraries and Archive Copyright Coalition (ALACC). Sarah and Elliott will provide an overview of the key copyright issues for archivists, along with time for Q&A from participants. 

WHEN: 2:30pm-3:30pm NZT (12:30-1:30 PM AEST) on Thursday 13 July

WHERE: Online via Zoom


About the presenters

Sarah Powell is the ALACC's Copyright Law and Policy Adviser and the Australian Digital Alliance’s Executive Officer. Sarah is an established copyright specialist with a wealth of experience in copyright related roles in both cultural heritage and educational institutions. Her key areas of interest include copyright reform, the Marrakesh Treaty, remedies for orphan works and protection of traditional knowledge. Sarah’s contributions to the wider cultural heritage and education sectors include chairing the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Standing Committee on Copyright and as an active member of the Universities New Zealand Copyright Expert Working group. In these roles she advocated for flexible copyright legislation in New Zealand and contributed to submissions on the government’s Copyright Act Review.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries and a Masters in Museum and Heritage Studies. She is a staunch advocate for Open GLAM initiatives and Creative Commons licensing. She is currently studying towards a law degree part time through Victoria University of Wellington.

Elliott Bledsoe is the ALACC's Copyright Officer and Australian Digital Alliance's Copyright Officer. Elliott has extensive experience in copyright, with a focus on the interplay between rights and creative practice. In addition to working at the ADA and the Australian Libraries and Archives Copyright Coalition (ALACC) he is also the Co-lead of Creative Commons Australian. Outside of copyright he also runs Agentry, an arts marketing micro-consultancy delivering tailored solutions for artists, arts organisations and arts groups. He has held marketing and content positions with the Queensland Writers Centre, ABC Radio National, the Australia Council for the Arts, Regional Arts Australia and others.