Copyrightlaws.com'a first Copyright Specialist in Residence is Erin Gurski (October 2019 to January 2020). Scroll down to see information on applying to be our Copyright Specialist in Residence in 2022!
Erin brought her unique perspective to Copyrightlaws.com. Now an independent consultant as well as a Teaching Assistant to Copyrightlaws.com, Erin also has experience as the Coordinator and Licensing Agent for Copyright Visual Arts in Ottawa, Canada, and as the Copyright Officer and Advisor of Intellectual Property at the Canadian Museum of History.
Erin completed her residency with Copyrightlaws.com in early January 2020 and left us with the following comments.
My experience as the first Copyright Specialist in Residence for Copyrightlaws.com has come to an end and I can honestly say that it has been equally challenging and rewarding in its opportunities. This position has given me the chance to interact with many copyright professionals throughout the world leading to insightful and, at times, therapeutic conversations about the challenges inherent in the management of copyright and non-copyright-minded colleagues and institutions. It has been wonderful to interact with so many individuals from my field and I am sure I will continue to keep in touch with these new-found colleagues beyond my time with the Copyrightlaws.com team.
I would heartily recommend this residency to anyone interested in both deepening their understanding of copyright management as well as anyone looking to expand their network of fellow copyright professionals. This opportunity is an ideal way to build one’s confidence in their knowledge of all things copyright and continue to learn more about this fascinating area of work. I look forward to seeing who the next Resident will be and where they take this exciting position in the future. Thanks very much to Lesley Ellen Harris and the Copyrightlaws.com team for this wonderful opportunity.Erin Gurski, Copyrightlaws.com Copyright Specialist in Residence
Drawing from her work experience in both a nonprofit institution and a copyright management society, Erin pursued this residency as an opportunity to further develop her balanced views about copyright management.
First and foremost, I believe this position would be a way for me to share the knowledge I have gained over years of training in copyright, as well as provide me with a chance to learn from those who have had a different experience in this vast field of expertise.Erin Gurski, Copyrightlaws.com Copyright Specialist in Residence
Erin is an active member in Copyrightlaws.com’s community and is a graduate of the following courses:
- Certificate in Canadian Copyright Law
- Certificate in Licensing Digital Content
- Developing a Copyright Policy or Guidelines
- Developing a Copyright Education Strategy (now called 21 Virtual Ways to Build Copyright Awareness in Your Library or Organization)
About the Copyright Specialist in Residence Role
We designed this virtual residency to encourage exchanges between the Copyright Specialist and the Copyrightlaws.com copyright community. The Copyright Specialist in Residence may contribute to some or all of the following:
- Online communications with students in copyright courses
- Participate in virtual meetings within the Copyrightlaws.com community
- Write at least one article for publication in our weekly e-letter and/or on our Copyrightlaws.com website
- Identify areas for new copyright and licensing courses
If you’re interested in applying to the 2022 Copyright Specialist in Residence program, please contact us.