Workshops

Copyright & Licensing

  • Copyright & Licensing Workshops, 2012-present. Numerous workshops at UMass and elsewhere.
    • Copyright in Libraries
      • Sarah Lawrence College (copyright for library staff), 2007/04/05
    • Copyright for Authors / Creators
      • numerous workshops, New York area, 2006-2007
    • Copyright for Educators
      • NERCOMP Copyright (Dec. 2017) with Michael Rodriguez
    • Copyright for Complete Beginners, numerous sessions
    • Music Copyright
    • Copyright and YouTube, Vimeo, & Other Video Hosting
    • Fair Use and Copyright 101
    • Public Domain
    • Plagiarism and Copyright
    • Accessibility and Copyright
    • Professor Strangedays: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Copyright and Love Zoom Teaching (COVID quarantine remote teaching workshops)
    • Fair Use in Teaching
    • Publishing Contracts for Academic Authors
    • Publishing Contracts for Authors
    • Copyright and Open Education
    • Artificial Intelligence and Open Licensing, 2024 (with Theresa Dooley)
    • Data¬†Licensing Reuse¬†Workshop, Force 11 (Aug. 2019) (developed by Rachael Samberg)
    • Licensing of Open Data
    • Open Access Content, Simmons College (continuing education for librarians), 2009/05/16, 9:00am – 12:30pm
  • P2PU Copyright for Educators – US (Creative Commons, developed by Lila Bailey. Online several week workshop.)
    • 2013 Spring
    • 2013 Fall
    • 2014 Spring
  • New England Copyright Crew Organizers (“NECCO”) Copyright Bootcamps (organized a series of workshops for librarians in the region)
    • January 13-14, 2015, UMass Amherst. Two-day workshop: Copyright Bootcamp Day 1 “Foundational Copyright”; day 2: “Advanced Copyright Topics – Licensing and Open Access”; instructors Kyle Courtney, Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Joan Emmet, & Laura Quilter.
    • December 1-2, 2015, UMass Boston (two-day workshop: Day 1 “Foundational Copyright”; day 2: “Advanced Copyright Topics – Licensing and Open Access”; instructors Kyle Courtney, Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Joan Emmet, & Laura Quilter)
    • December 15-16, 2015, UMass Amherst (two-day workshop: Day 1 “Foundational Copyright”; day 2: “Advanced Copyright Topics – Licensing and Open Access”; instructors Kyle Courtney, Ellen Finnie Duranceau, Joan Emmet, & Laura Quilter)
    • January 10, 2019, UMass Amherst: “Licensing and Open Access” (I organized but was sick; material taught by Kyle Courtney and Ellen Finnie Duranceau)
    • May 31, 2019, UMass Amherst: “Digitizing Challenges: Public Domain Determinations, Digitize & Lend”
    • Jan. 16-17, 2020, UMass Amherst: “Western Massachusetts Copyright Workshop: Copyright First Responders” (Kyle Courtney & Laura Quilter)

Information Law & Policy

  • FCC Commenting Workshop
  • Politics of Policy – Engaging in Regulatory and Political Process
  • Library Law workshops, 2009-present
    • Current Issues in Library Law: Copyright and Intellectual Freedom, Simmons College (continuing education for librarians), 2009/07/18, 9:00 am – 12:30pm
  • Digital Humanities & Law
  • Media Law for Independent Journalists
  • Intellectual Property & 3-D Printing
  • Copyright and Trademark
  • Copyright, Trademark, & Other Legal Issues for Animators
  • Privacy Law
  • Public Records Act workshops, 2023-present

Internet & Technical Skills

Since the early 1990s, I have developed and taught countless workshops on accessing the Internet (starting in the 1990s, with telnet, ftp, gopher, and ultimately the web) and authoring on the Internet (starting in the 1990s, with setting up gopher sites, HTML, CSS, then web design, and ultimately Wikipedia).

  • Kentucky Dept. for Environmental Protection, 1991-1993
  • Around Chicago, 1993-1997
  • Southeast Chicago Community Computing Center, 1995-1997
  • San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), librarians, 1998-1999
  • Hack Your Blog, Software Freedom Day 2009, Boston, MA
  • Wikipedia editing workshops, various, 2014 – present