Thursday, June 21, 2007

Copyright events at ALA

Among the many excellent programs at the American Library Association Annual Conference this weekend will be these two: 

Legal Challenges to Digitization Projects:  Adopting Orphan Works. This program is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm   and will take place at the Renaissance Mayflower Colonial Room.

The speakers are:
Denise Troll Covey, Principal Librarian for Special Projects, Carnegie Mellon University,

Peter B. Hirtle, Intellectual Property Officer and Technology Strategist, Cornell University Library, 

Douglas Knox, Interim Director, Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History, the Newberry Library.  

Miriam M. Nisbet, ALA Legislative Counsel. 

Copyright 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid
to Ask

Monday, June 25 at the Marriott
at Metro Center, Rm: Salon D/1:30 - 3:30pm

This is a group poster session covering these topics: 
1. Copyright: A Limited, Statutory Monopoly—Exclusive Rights & Limitations 
2. Interlibrary Loan  
3. Electronic Reserves for Text and Media 
4. International Copyright:  How Does It Work?  
5. Fair Use 101  
6. Preservation & Replacement 
7. Copyright Advisory Network ( 
8. Copyright Term and the Public Domain 
9. Copyright in the Digital Age:  Developing Resources for Your Academic 
10.  Retaining Your Copyright: Author’s Rights  

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Library Groups Rally for Cablevision

Library Groups Rally for Cablevision
The Wired Campus blog, publication date: 12 June 2007
"The American Library Association denounced the decision. "If the district court's decision is upheld, libraries will not be able to serve their patrons in the most efficient and effective manner possible," Miriam Nisbet, the ALA's legislative counsel, said in a prepared statement Monday."

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Copyright Silliness on Campus

Copyright Silliness on Campus
Washington Post, publication date: 6 June 2007
"The House committees responsible for copyright and education wrote a joint letter May 1 scolding the presidents of 19 major American universities, demanding that each school respond to a six-page questionnaire detailing steps it has taken to curtail illegal music and movie file-sharing on campus. One of the questions -- 'Does your institution expel violating students?' -- shows just how out-of-control the futile battle against campus downloading has become."