February 26, 2021 - 10:00am PST

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If you make and share things online, professionally or for fun, you've been affected by copyright law. Whether you're a YouTube creator, a fanfiction writer, or just interested in watching or sharing "transformative" works (or pretty much any online content), you won't want to miss this town hall on how content creation is affected by copyright—and what to do about it. 


Join EFF's Katharine Trendacosta and Cara Gagliano, as well as Professor Casey Fiesler, a member of the Legal Committee for Archive of Our Own, to discuss the recent flurry of changes to copyright law, how copyright filters work (or don't), and any questions you might have about copyright! We'll also include important information from our recent whitepaper on how Content ID works and how to deal with it, as well as steps you can take to protect yourself from being singled out unfairly by it. 

Half of the 90-minute town hall will be devoted to answering your questions and hearing your concerns. Please join us for a conversation about the state of copyright law in 2021 and what you need to know about it. Most importantly, we will give you a way to stay informed and fight back.

This event will be live streamed via Twitch and is free to attend. It will also be streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. (For Twitch's Privacy Policy, see here.)

Event Schedule (PST): 10AM-11:30AM

10:00-10:45: How Copyright Affects Internet Creators

Katharine Trendacosta, EFF Associate Director of Policy and Activism; former writer and editor at io9
Cara Gagliano, EFF Staff Attorney focusing on copyright and trademark issues; former litigation associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Casey Fiesler, a member of the Legal Committee for Archive of Our Own, a member of the Organization for Transformative Works, and a researcher and professor who studies technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities

11:00-11:30: Question and Answer Session with Panelists