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NLSIU Public Lecture | Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives


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Friday, March 1, 2024, 4:00 pm

NLSIU will host a public lecture by Dr. Betsy Rajasingh on “Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Archives,” on Friday, 1st March, at 4 PM.

About the speaker

Dr. Betsy Rajasingh is an Assistant Professor and Co-Director at the Centre for IP Research and Advocacy at NLSIU, Bengaluru. She teaches intellectual property and property law and offers electives relating to copyright and geographical indications. Prior to her role at NLSIU, she was an Assistant Professor at Saveetha School of Law, Chennai. She has also previously worked as a Legal Executive in Singapore and as a Legal Associate in Chennai, handling various legal matters. Dr. Rajasingh’s research focuses on intellectual property law, particularly the intersection of technology and law, which formed the basis of her PhD. She has authored a book titled ‘Digital Copyright Law – A Comparative Study of the Limitations and Exceptions Relating to Education’ published by Thomson Reuters.

About the lecture

The law of copyright provides a set of exclusive rights to the copyright holder, including the right to make copies of the work and share them. While libraries worldwide engage in making knowledge accessible through their operation and services, oftentimes they engage in activities that are in direct conflict with the rights of the copyright holder. To ensure that such activities are permitted, copyright law provides for certain limits and exceptions to the rights of the copyright holder and permits use of copyright works by libraries in the interest of the public. Dr. Betsy Rajasingh’s talk seeks to highlight the scope of these limits and exceptions for libraries and archives in the context of international and domestic law and the implications of digitization on the same.

Please register for the webinar here.

The webinar is open to all, with no registration fee. The webinar link and joining details will be sent to your registered email address.