LEADING THE WAY THROUGH the Digital Information Jungle
In a world in which every aspect of our lives seems to be increasingly dominated by technology, understanding your and your organization's legal risks and rights can be mind-boggling. Nowhere is this more evident than in issues of copyright and privacy: What kind of information may your organization collect about its users, clients, and employees, and how may that information be used? What are your obligations in protecting the privacy of your users, clients, and employees? How does copyright law apply to the digital and online worlds? What constitutes "fair use" in this new environment?
Gretchen McCord brings a unique blend of experience to the table in helping you and your organization understand and address copyright and privacy issues. With a total of over fifteen years of experience as a lawyer and a higher education librarian, Gretchen can lead your educational institution, library, or non-profit organization through this jungle of unknowns.
Training. Gretchen McCord is an experienced trainer and instructor, offering interactive training in copyright and privacy law for your staff, officers and administrators, and users in the formats that best suit your needs and budget.
Legal Consultation and Advising. With years of experience in prestigious law firms, Gretchen McCord is well qualified to answer your legal questions, provide guidance in setting policy and procedure, and provide the assistance you need when you need it.
Public Speaking. Gretchen McCord is an energizing, engaging, and articulate public speaker, on topics ranging from the law to effective leadership to the future of the information profession.
Gretchen McCord has practiced as an attorney for almost ten years. She specializes in privacy and copyright law, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to educational institutions, libraries, and non-profit organizations.
Before becoming a lawyer, she practiced as an academic librarian for six years and has maintained leadership positions in the library profession ever since.
Gretchen is an authoritative and engaging source of current and up-to-date legal advice with an excellent grasp of a topic that overwhelms most of us.... -- Marian Jackson, Director Library Services, Tyler Junior College
She is highly praised for her skills and integrity as an attorney, consultant, and workshop presenter. A born leader, she coaches others in a positive and instructive manner.... -- Patricia H. Smith, Executive Director, Texas Library Association
Gretchen McCord can take very unwieldy and complex legal issues and make them understandable.... -- Carlyn Gray, Director of Library Services, Round Rock ISD
- Blog and Resources
- Representative Recent Presentations and Publications
- Group Rates for Copyright in a Digital World Webinar Series
- Spring 2013 Copyright Courses (Webinars)
- Addressing Copyright in Mass Digitization Projects
- The Why & How of Copyright Policies
- "Copyright in a Digital World" Webinar Series