AMIA Copyright Symposium

On Demand

Archives and copyright remain inextricably linked. As technologies change, copyright continues to evolve through court rulings and legislative changes both nationally and internationally.

AMIA’s first Copyright Symposium in  brings together stakeholders concerned with where copyright, archives, and access meet.  Presented in collaboration with AMIA’s Copyright Committee, this online symposium looks at the current U.S. copyright landscape and its impact on media archives. Speakers will discuss the current legislative landscape, working with film, television, and advertising collections, recent legal cases, including The Andy Warhol Foundation and the Internet Archive lawsuit, and their effect on the field.

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Symposium Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Greg Cram

Greg Cram is the Associate General Counsel and Director of Information Policy at The New York Public Library. Greg endeavors to make the Library’s collections broadly available to researchers and the public to be used to advance knowledge. He is responsible for developing and implementing policies and practices around the use of the Library’s collections, both online and in the Library’s physical spaces. Greg has helped steer projects through a maze of complex intellectual property issues, including the release of more than 310,000 high-resolution images of public domain collection items. Greg has represented the Library in advocating for better copyright policy and has testified before Congress and the United States Copyright Office.

Before joining the Library in 2011, Greg served as the copyright clearance consultant to Leadership Team Development, a business support company that organizes thousands of meetings, seminars and conferences. He also worked as a licensing associate at Sanctuary Records, a large independent record label. He is a graduate of Boston University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a licensed attorney in New York and Massachusetts.


The Legal Landscape: The Internet Archive and the Andy Warhol Foundation

Patricia Aufderheide
is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. , and founder of the School’s Center for Media & Social Impact. Her books include Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago), with Peter Jaszi; Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press), and Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press). She has been a Fulbright Research Fellow three times, in Brazil (1994-5), Australia (2017) and South Korea (2024). She is also a John Simon Guggenheim fellow (1994) and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival among others. Aufderheide has received numerous journalism and scholarly awards.



Juliya Ziskina is an attorney in New York and a Policy Fellow with the eBook Study Group, a coalition promoting equitable terms and fair pricing for library ebooks. She also works closely, and was previously a Policy Fellow with Library Futures, where she wrote policy papers on model ebook state legislation and library digital ownership. Juliya has authored amicus briefs in several notable copyright cases, including Andy Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith; Hachette v. Internet Archive, and ASTM v. Public.Resource.Org. As a law student at the University of Washington, she co-founded and led a successful initiative for an institutional open access policy at UW.




Brandon Butler is a copyright lawyer and expert on the lawful use of archival materials. Brandon is currently the Director of Information Policy at the University of Virginia Library. Previously, he was the Practitioner-in-Residence at the American University Washington College of Law’s Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property Clinic, where he taught courses on copyright and fair use, and supervised student attorneys in the representation of artists, filmmakers, publishers, authors, and entrepreneurs in a variety of intellectual property matters. Brandon was also the Director of Public Policy at the Association of Research Libraries, where he advocated for fair copyright and intellectual freedom on behalf of the nation’s most prominent academic and research libraries. Brandon graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and was an associate at Dow Lohnes LLP (later merged with Cooley LLP), in Washington, D.C. Brandon is the Law and Policy Advisor to the Software Preservation Network, and is an Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law, Copyright. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Copyright in Education and Libraries and is the author of a variety of journal articles and book chapters about copyright and fair use. In college, Brandon was the local music reporter for Athens, GA alt-weekly The Flagpole, and he took a semester off to tour the country as a substitute guitarist in his friends’ punk band.Brandon is admitted to the bar in Washington, D.C.


Copyright in Archival Producing: How Third Party Material Makes it to the Screen




Small Screen on the Big Screen: Theatrical Exhibition of TV at UCLA

Mark Quigley is the John H. Mitchell Television Curator for the UCLA Film & Television Archive. He previously served as an access and research archivist at UCLA for over 17 years. Projects include programming the TV retrospectives “Tell it Like it Is: The Watts Writers Workshop on Television” (2022) and “Chicano Moratorium: 50th Anniversary” (2020); curating symposia, including “This is the City: Preserving Moving Images of Los Angeles” (2015); grant writing and developing online access portals for the KTLA Newsfilm collection, the U.S. Steel Hour and In The Life series and managing 2” videotape TV preservation projects. Publications include Hallmark Hall of Fame: The First 50 Years (UC, 2001). He holds an M.F.A. from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, Television, and Digital Media.

TV Advertisements: The Clio Collection at IU

Nazareth “Naz” Pantaloni has been the Copyright Program Librarian at Indiana University Libraries since 2014. He was previously the Assistant Director for Copyright and Administration at the William and Gayle Cook Music Library. Before working at IU, he worked as a law librarian and library administrator at Temple, Princeton, Villanova, Rutgers and Cornell Universities, and the University of Pennsylvania. Naz Pantaloni holds a Master of Science degree from the College of Information Studies at Drexel University, a Juris Doctor from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, and a Ph.D. from Villanova University. He teaches courses on the law of arts administration, copyright law, and music copyright and licensing. His current research is on music copyright and licensing, copyright reform, and the law of fair use in libraries, fine art, and the performing arts.

An Overview of Recent Copyright Legislation & The Copyright Claims Court

Eric J. Schwartz has over 35 years of experience as a copyright attorney counseling on U.S. and foreign copyright laws – including rights, ownership, licensing, exceptions, and enforcement issues – for emerging technological uses (e.g., social media and artificial intelligence), as well as “traditional media” in film and television, recorded sound, music publishing, book publishing, videogames, and business software. Eric has served as production counsel for numerous feature and documentary films and television programs (as well as provided fair use guidance). He served as chief production counsel for the PBS series “Soundbreaking” – an eight-hour documentary about the history of recorded music (the “legacy project” of legendary producer Sir George Martin); the series was nominated for a Grammy and an Emmy. Eric has staffed and counseled the National Film Preservation Board from its first meeting in 1989 to present. He helped found the National Film Preservation Foundation in 1996, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since its inception, currently serving as Vice Chair.  He has been a member of the National Recording Preservation Board since 2003. His pro bono preservation work was featured in a 2011 Washington Post profile.