Event Date/Time: Oct 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 14, 2011
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OVERVIEW

The easy accessibility of information on the Internet has changed the way faculty and students use information, forcing institutions to revisit copyright and intellectual property issues. At the same time, institutions are addressing the ownership of works, including scholarly books and articles, conference papers, teaching materials, class projects, and websites, as campus communities recognize the potential for additional income from commercializing online courses.

Join us in Atlanta to examine key issues and trends in copyright and intellectual property for colleges and universities. At this conference, attendees will:

Examine fair use and its application
Examine ownership and authorship of copyright, the methods and manner in which ownership and authorship may vary and change, and the legal rights of owners and authors
Explore how digitizing a work may exceed the parameters of fair use and what policies and procedures should be considered to facilitate availability of digital material to students
Identify key tenets of the TEACH Act and practical advice for implementing it on campus
Explore the use of digital rights management (DRM) to mitigate risk



WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Compliance officers, intellectual property managers, university counsels, and librarians responsible for the creation, development, and administration of institutional copyright policies will expand their understanding of copyright laws, their application, and risk management for the institution.


CONFERENCE FORMAT

The conference will provide you with ideas, concepts, and strategies for initiating and sustaining good copyright practice at your institution. You will focus on developing educational materials and activities for students, faculty, and administrators, related to creation, use, management, and ownership of copyrighted work. You will gain additional background on copyright law, necessary as you lead policy-drafting efforts on your campus.

Venue

3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta
Georgia
United States
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