(Online) Jessica Chinnadurai – Copyright for the Graphics Community

DATE:   Thursday, May 25, 2023
FROM:  7:00-9:00pm EDT
WHERE:  Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present Jessica Chinnadurai, Attorney Advisor in the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office. Jessica will be discussing what members of the graphics community should know about copyright. As computer graphics and interactive media specialists, you create materials protected by copyright every day. Copyright protects creative expressions including photographs, drawings, website content, and even source code for computer programs.

During this session, you will learn about the basics of copyright, copyright owners’ rights, the benefits of registration with the U.S. Copyright Office, and recent developments in copyright law.

U.S. Copyright Office:

The Copyright Office’s mission is to promote creativity and free expression by administering the nation’s copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all. Under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, the Office registers copyright claims, records information about copyright ownership, provides information to the public, and assists Congress and other parts of the government on a wide range of copyright issues, both simple and complex. We produce a number of helpful CircularsFAQs, and videos that explain copyright concepts and explore copyright issues we discuss at our events, including this one! The Office is looking toward the future, working to ensure that we continue to support the thriving U.S. copyright system from both legal and technological perspectives. The Copyright Office is part of the Library of Congress.

The meeting will be hosted on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting can be found below. Please do not forward this link.


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Please join us on Thursday, May 25, from 7pm to 9pm EDT online to learn more about copyrights and how to protect your work.

Biography – Jessica Chinnadurai
Jessica Chinnadurai is an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Public Information and Education at the U.S. Copyright Office. She provides her colleagues with legal advice and guidance on copyright topics and makes recommendations based on legal research. She also participates in outreach projects focused on educating the public about copyright issues. Jessica first joined the Copyright Office in 2019 as a registration specialist, examining copyright applications in the Literary Division of the Office of Registration Policy and Practice. Prior to that, she received her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law, where she developed a passion for intellectual property and participated in the school’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic.

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