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Leslie at MLA 2009

I’m back from this year’s annual conference of the Music Library Association, held in Chicago (during a snowstorm) Feb. 17-21. This year I also attended the pre-conference hosted by MOUG (Music OCLC Users Group). Some highlights: Sound Recordings and Copyright Tim Brooks of the Association of Recorded Sound Collections described the ARSC’s work lobbying Congress... more

Copyright Conference Day 2

Center for Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment Conference: Day 2 A long and very theory driven day… Keynote Address: Georgia Harper “The Economics of Copyright and the Impact on Academia: Mass Digitization and Copyright Law, Policy and Practice” Georgia Harper started her speech with a bang, proposing that anyone who is looking for change... more

Copyright Conference Day 3

Center for Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment Conference: Day 3 Round Table Discussions: Georgia Harper and Carrie Russell Our table discussed: University, Innovation & Copyright: How to Become an Effective Advocate and Move Your Community from Baltic Avenue to Park Place As students and faculty begin to use new technologies (flickr, facebook, second Life,... more

Center for Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: Conference, Day One

Pre Conference Seminar: 1:00pm to 4:00pm “The Public Domain and Fair Use” Lolly Gasaway Lolly Gasaway discussed the purpose of copyright laws, namely to promote learning to the public, and encourage authors to create new works. The US Constitution gives Congress “the power to promote the progress of science and useful arts, (aka anything worth... more