August 17, 2006

Online Workshops from the Center for Intellectual Property

The University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property announces its 2006-2007 online workshop series. This year's offerings begin on October 2 with a workshop moderated by Laura Gasaway, professor of law and director, Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Gasaway's focus will be on electronic reserve service and copyright in the academic library.

In November (Nov. 6-17) Carrie Russell from the Office for Information Technology Policy at the American Library Association will conduct sessions on developing copyright education programs.

In January 2007 (Jan. 22-Feb 2) Kimberly Kelley, Associate Provost, Information and Library Services, and Dean, Academic Resources and Services, University of Maryland University College with co-moderate the workshop, "Digital Rights Management (DRM) in Higher Education" with Bill Rosenblatt, founder of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies.

For more information and registration details visit the University of Maryland Center for Intellectual Property workshops page.

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July 10, 2006

New Fair Use Advocacy Web site

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law launched the Fair Use Network Web site in June, 2006. The site was created as part of the Center's Free Expression Policy Project which provides research and advocacy on free speech, copyright, and media democracy issues.

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June 28, 2006

Orphan Works

Proposed Legislation on Orphan Works: Solving the Problem or Escalating the Crisis Educause Live ! presents a one hour online discussion about legislation pending in Congress that addresses the orphan works problem, i.e. copyright infringements that result from uses of copyright protected works when the rights owner cannot be found. The webcast is free, delivered to your desktop, but registration is required.

Date: July 6, 2006
Time:12PM CT

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