16.477 seminar: Copyright in the Digital Age

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 477.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 07:34:19 +0000
             From: "Olga Francois" <ofrancois@umuc.edu>
             Subject: Copyright in the Digital Age Seminar


               The Center for Intellectual Property
         at the University of Maryland University College
                is hosting its 2003 seminar titled
                         * * *

          April 3rd - 4th 2003, Greenbelt Marriott, Maryland

    Higher education institutions are facing an increasing number of issues
    in an attempt to comply with copyright law and also maintain an
    atmosphere that promotes learning and academic freedom. Seminar
    participants will explore in depth some of the most pressing issues
    facing intellectual property policy and higher education today.

    Participants will explore in depth the following critical issues:
    --Review the TEACH Act that promises possible expanded uses of
    copyrighted works in digital distance education and poses the possible
    peril of expanded institutional risks and responsibilities

    --Analyze the relationship between P2P file sharing, comprehensive
    copyright use policies and risks for university liability

    --Assess the challenges to academic freedom and research posed by
    section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

    --Analyze the development of a scholarly commons as a viable alternative
    to traditional publishing and various academic approaches to expanding
    the public domain on the university campus

    --Review recent intellectual property legislation that impacts higher

    The Center encourages administrators, faculty, librarians and attorneys
    with an interest in these issues to participate. Please register early
    since space is very limited. Early registration ends March 20, 2003.

    The Keynote speaker is Kenneth Crews, Associate Dean & Director,
    Copyright Management Center, Indiana University-Purdue University
    Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Intellectual Property Scholar, Center for
    Intellectual Property, University of Maryland University College.

    Additional confirmed presenters and panelist(s) include:
    ~ Allan Robert Adler, Vice President, Legal and Governmental Affairs,
    Association of American Publishers
    ~ David Bollier, Senior Fellow, Norman Lear Center, USC Annenberg
    Center for Communication
    ~ Joseph Branin, Professor and Director of Libraries, Ohio State
    ~ Julie E. Cohen, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
    ~ Edward W. Felten, Associate Professor, Princeton University
    ~ Charles B. Lowry, Dean of Libraries and Professor, University of
    Maryland College Park
    ~ Arnold Lutzker, Partner, Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP
    ~ James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University
    Librarian, Columbia University
    ~ Raymond Nimmer, Professor and Co-Director, Intellectual Property and
    Information Law Institute, University of Houston Law Center
    ~ Miriam M. Nisbet, Legislative Counsel, American Library Association
    ~ Robert M. O'Neil, Director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the
    Protection of Free Expression, University of Virginia
    ~ Rodney J. Petersen, Director, Policy and Planning, Office of
    Information Technology University of Maryland College Park
    ~ Kenneth Salomon, Attorney, Dow, Lohnes & Albertson LLP
    ~ Lee S. Strickland, Visiting Professor, College of Information
    Studies, University of Maryland College Park
    ~ Siva Vaidhyanathan, Assistant Professor, New York University
    ~ Sarah (Sally) Wiant, Professor, Washington & Lee University School of

    This 1.5 day seminar will explore the most pressing issues facing higher
    education and the use of copyrighted works. Please register early since
    space is limited. Early registration ends March 21, 2002.

             For additional information visit our Web site at
        http://www.umuc.edu/odell/cip/seminar/ OR call 301-985-7777.
         [Please excuse the inevitable duplication of this notice.]

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