2020 Kraemer Copyright Conference

2020 Copyright Conference Banner

Join us at the
8th Annual Kraemer Copyright Online Conference

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Save the Date: June 15-16, 2020

(Space limited to 300 attendees)

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the 8th Annual Kraemer Copyright Conference is being moved to an online format with some modifications. The Planning Committee is working on creating the best experience for all attendees.

  • Those who already registered have added to the list of attendees and need to take no further action.
  • We cordially ask all registered attendees to notify us as soon as possible if your plans to attend have changed. This will allow those on a waiting list to attend the live sessions.
  • Only registered attendees will be allowed to be part of the live sessions.
  • Those attending live sessions will be able to participate via chat in the Q&A section.
  • If individual presenters allow, their sessions will be recorded (audio & PowerPoint) and shared on the conference website.

Technology Required

  • Download Zoom prior to the conference
  • A computer or device with internet connection and speakers.

A call-in option via a phone will also be available but a computer/device screen is still needed to see the presentations.

Technology Required by Presenters

Presenters will also need a web camera and a microphone for the computer/device they will present with.

Information about the Kraemer Copyright Conference

The Kraemer Copyright Conference is a dynamic and enriching FREE conference that offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law, recent updates to the law and how it impacts the services we offer our library users. This conference provides an opportunity for professionals at every level and across libraries to discuss the importance of copyright in libraries.


Conference Theme
Public Domain: Opening the Vault


This year's Kraemer Copyright Conference will discuss the implications of copyrighted works entering the Public Domain and what this means for information use and access.

On January 1, 2019, thousands of renowned works including books, music, and art from 1923 became public domain. These copyrighted works were scheduled to become public domain in 1999 but the Copyright Term Extension Act extended that time to 20 more years.

We will have an excellent group of keynotes:

  • Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian & Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Libraries
  • Kyle K. Courtney, Copyright Advisor, Harvard University
  • Kenneth Crews, Attorney, author, professor, and international copyright consultant
  • Sandra Aya Enimil, Copyright Librarian and Contracting Specialist, Yale University
  • Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Kevin Smith, Dean of Libraries, The University of Kansas
List of copyright conference sponsors including UCCS Kraemer Family Library, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Colorado Library Consortium, Morgan Library at Colorado State University, Auraria Library at University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University Pueblo, American Library Association, University of Minnesota, Leslie J. Savage Library at Western Colorado University, Strauss Health Sciences Library at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Conference Sponsors

Through the generous support of these sponsors, we are able to continue to make conference registration free to all participants.