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Brochure, Memo re 12/31/17 Copyright Agent Deadline

Vital information from the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer that is relevant for anyone that includes 3d party content (photos, artwork, text, etc.) on your website or permit others to post such materials.

If so, you need to renew your Designation of Copyright Agent filing with the Copyright Office by 12/31/17.  This is required in order to qualify for the safe harbor under the DMCA, which protects qualifying internet service providers from claims of third party copyright infringement if they timely register and follow certain steps upon receiving notice of a claimed infringement.  To register or to get more information, visit https://www.copyright.gov/dmca-directory/.  

This requirement is new this year.  Even if you previously filed in a Designation of Agent to Receive Notice of Claimed Infringement in hard copy with the Copyright Office, you must re-register electronically by the end of the year. You must also keep the copyright agent designation current, and re-file the Designation every 3 years.

In addition to filing with the Copyright Office, to qualify for the safe harbor, you need to post on your website your copyright agent contact info in case anyone needs to send you a takedown notice.  The conditions on obtaining the safe harbor are set forth in the attached “DMCA page” and “Notice and Takedowns” memo.

In addition, because there has been so much in the trade press about copyright infringement suits over the improper use of photographs, also attached is the GSB memo on the Use of Photographs. 

Public Radio Tech Survey 9

The challenge of tracking public radio listeners -- as the media and technology world is roiled by change -- is the central purpose of the Public Radio Techsurveys. For the past nine years, the Public Radio Program Directors Association has partnered with Jacobs Media to produce research that guides the system’s programmers, marketers, and managers as they face a future filled with challenges and opportunities.

Big Shoes to Fill: How to Identify Talent for Public Media's Future

Andi McDaniel, Rupert Allman, Joshua Johnson, Bruce Warren, Talia Schlanger, Francis Lam, Sally Swift
2017 - Washington, DC

As a generation of public radio superstars steps away from the mic, how do we identify, attract, and elevate the talented new on-air personalities that will carry the industry into the future? And how in the world do we carry forward a generation of listeners who are sad to see their beloved NPR personalities move on? Hear from veterans of high-profile talent transitions on what works, what doesn’t, and how you can leverage your moment of transition to make your station stronger and more beloved.

Pubcast Engagement & Social Media - Lessons From the Outside

Jodi Gersh, Steve Lickteig, Jessica Stahl, Lauren Katz, Mary Nahorniak
2017 - Washington, DC

What can public media learn about effective engagement strategies and opportunities from commercial media outlets?  Broaden your engagement perspective in this dialog, featuring leading commercial media engagement strategists.

Public Radio and Fact Checking

Joe Barr, Chris Nichols, Gregory Favre, Angie Holan
2017 - Washington, DC

Fact checking is playing a larger role than ever in political coverage thanks the rise of PolitiFact, Factcheck.org, the Washington Post Fact Checker and others. What is the role of public  radio and fact checking? Capital Public Radio launched PolitiFact California two years ago. Why did they do it and why did PolitiFact want to partner with public radio? What are the challenges to launching a fact checking initiative, and how do you turn a digital/print concept into radio?

Red State Report: What Larger Markets Need to Hear From Rural Stations

Kris Gruen, Mollie Kabler, Sally Kane
2017 - Washington, DC

We turn the tables in this session as we invite large-market stations to sit in the seats and listen closely to our rural station panel, as they help us understand the work of public broadcasting in non-urban, often politically conservative settings and outline their vision for the unique role public media can play in the current climate. They’ll share some concrete ideas for how urban and rural stations can do a better job supporting each other’s efforts. This session is produced in partnership with Greater Public, PRPD, NFCB, and AIR.

Event A.I.R. - The Audience, Impact and Revenue of Content Events

Tony Bol
2017 - Washington, DC

Over the next year, the PRPD and Culture Casts will conduct a study with stations examining events through a metric of Audience, Impact and Revenue. Join us in this discussion and share your views to help inform this timely study. Results of a preliminary event survey study will also be part of this session.

Driven to Disruption

Kristen Muller, Umbreen Bhatti, Liz Danzico
2017 - Washington, DC

Join us for an interactive workshop focused on exploring and assessing the opportunities and challenges autonomous vehicles present for an industry long associated with commuting.

The Digital Impact

Matt Abramovitz, Tom Huizenga, Kim Nowacki, Seth Resler
2017 - Washington, DC

This session looks at what’s sticky – and what’s not – in our rapidly shifting digital landscape. Which of our digital offerings and what new products might we consider to build audiences for classical music and loyalty to our stations? This session is produced in partnership with Classical Music Rising.

News/Talk Format Meeting

2017 - Washington, DC

We'll start with our annual look at the latest audience data for News/Talk format stations. Then, NPR’s Senior VP of News, Mike Oreskes, will take your questions about his initiative to create regional journalism hubs in partnership with member stations. We'll then spend the rest of our time in a free-flowing discussion of innovative ideas for local news content during Morning Editionand All Things Considered, featuring mini-“Ted Talks” from forward-thinking station leaders.

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