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Episode Info: Learn more about our guest Melissa Ocepek on her iSchool webpage. Here is the link to our syllabus for the Copyright for Information Professionals. Sara:  Hello, welcome to another episode of copyright chat with your host Sara Benson. Today I’m recording live in studio. Well, maybe not live since this is recorded, but we are in the studio at the undergraduate library of university of Illinois because today I have with me Melissa Ocepek an Assistant Professor from the School of Information sciences at the University of Illinois. Welcome to the show. Melissa. Melissa:  Thank you so much for having me. I’m very excited to talk about copyright today. Sara:  Well, that is what we’re going to talk about. So Melissa and I, if some of you don’t know for you listeners at home, we co-teach a class called copyright for information professionals at the school of information sciences and we are teaching it right now.  In fact, we taught today. Melissa:  We did. We did. It was very fun. We had a fair use game show. Sara:   So Melissa, my first question for you is you are not a librarian, you are not a copyright person necessarily by training. How did you get into copyright? Melissa:  Well, I want to note in addition to teaching the class, we also designed it ourselves and put it together and that’s sort of I would say is how I got into copyright, which is that I’ve always had an appreciation for the law. I’ve always been a bit of a law nerd, a bit of a Supreme court nerd. And so when I started teaching here at the high school at the University of Illinois I was teaching a unit on intellectual property within one of the required courses called libraries, information and society. And through that and through talking to the students, a lot of them got really excited about the content, but there wasn’t another space that could tell them to learn more. A lot of other topics I say, Oh, take this other class where you’ll get a deep education in this particular topic. And since it did not exist for copyright, I talked to the administration about why that was and if there was an opportunity to create a course and it seemed that there was, and so it sort of started just as an idea. I then met luckily met Sara and together we sort of figured out what would be the best approach and making, not a law course, not a law school course, but a course about copyright, about making copyright accessible for a librarian information science student audience. Sara:  Right. So we, we designed that course a few years ago we’ve taught, this is our fifth iteration is that right? Melissa:  I think this is the fourth. Sara:  Fourth, okay. Our fourth iteration, and this is the first time that we’ve taught a full semester length course.  It’s been eight weeks up until now. Give me some perspective on, you know, your thoughts of the course as it has developed over time. Melissa:  Well, what I think is great about the course is that we started out just wit...
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