My speaker’s notes from this one aren’t really very presentable in their raw form, and my actual job wants my time and attention, so it’ll take me longer than usual to post up the debrief on that presentation. But I typed this up for a friend to make her feel better, so since it’s already in text form, have a snippet:
Librarians, it’s not okay to be clueless about copyright anymore.
No, you may not post to a listserv that since something’s on the internet, it’s now public domain.
No, you may no longer think it’s ok that you’ve never looked at an ebook.
That you don’t really “get” apps.
Or why SOPA was such a big deal.
Or what all the fuss is about publishing these days.
That’s cluelessness, and it’s not okay. I don’t know why it ever was OK, but yeah. NO. Not anymore. It’s not okay anymore, and it won’t be again.