Copyright and Fair Use for #Animation #Educators

Copyright law can seem arcane, confusing, overly restrictive, and frustrating for educators, particularly in the fields of art and design.  To be sure, there are a number of “gray areas” in copyright, but the law actually allows much more than you may think.  This session will focus on the many things that educators can do without infringing copyright or risking liability, both in the classroom and online.  We’ll cover an entire semester’s worth of copyright law in just a couple of hours, and you’ll leave equipped to make intelligent decisions about the use of copyrighted materials in your teaching.

About our speaker:
Steven J. McDonald is General Counsel at Rhode Island School of Design and previously served as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University.  He began his legal career in private practice at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, and he also has taught at Ohio State’s College of Law and at Capital University Law School.  He is a Fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.  In State, ex rel. Thomas v. The Ohio State University, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that he really is a lawyer.  He received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Powell Gallery, Design Center
Woodbury University
7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank

Coffee and light breakfast at 8:30am
Copyright/Fair Use Discussion 9:00am-11:00am
General Membership meeting 11:00am – 12:30pm



Please also join the faculty of Woodbury for the The Media, Culture & Design Lecture Series presenting:

Copyright Essentials for Media Artists and Designers

Steven J. McDonald, General Counsel, RISD
Friday, March 14 from 7pm to 10pm
Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium
Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA

RSVP: Mary Hernandez at (818) 252-5123 or