Event Date/Time: Jul 18, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 20, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jun 29, 2012
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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 La Jolla 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


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.


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.


Before the conference, you’ll receive readings from copyright law summary and relevant statutes and regulation so that you can familiarize yourself with copyright and IP policies. Then, at the conference, you’ll be ready to engage in high-level discussions and consider direct applications to your institution.

You’ll leave the conference with a collection of resources — copyright checklists, case scenarios, and resource lists — to help expand your understanding of copyright and IP issues.

Contract Formation and Negotiation

Faculty, staff, and librarians are continuously faced with copyright and IP problems in their teaching, research, daily work, ownership, and termination. Regardless of how well an institutional copyright/IP contract is drafted, there may be disputes regarding its intention, meaning, validity, and enforceability from grantor. This post-conference workshop will offer hands-on exercises to develop appropriate language in copyright/IP contract formulation and negotiation.


Most Academic Impressions law-related events are applicable for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in the state of Colorado. This program has been approved for 11 general credits. Credit may be granted by states outside of Colorado, but credit decisions are at the discretion of individual state boards.


3299 Holiday Court
La Jolla
United States