A LICENSE TO KILL? COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND FAIR USE IN AN AGE OF LICENSING

A LICENSE TO KILL?

COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP AND FAIR USE IN AN AGE OF LICENSING

Saturday, May 10, 1997
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Krutch Theater, The Clark Kerr Campus, 2601 Warring St. University of California, Berkeley

To register please call:
UC Berkeley Extension
(510) 642-4111
EDP 176131

$65 in advance; $75 at the door
$25 UC faculty, students and staff
Lunch is included

 

 

Increasingly information is being produced in an electronic format opening up new possibilities for access. However, in this changing information universe, publishers are using licensing agreements as a means to regulate access and use of their materials. This raises problems for those institutions mandated with preserving and making information available for the public good.

Join publishers, scholars, librarians, legal experts, artists and museum experts in a wide-ranging discussion of:

  • The public interest and reasonable access to information in a licensing environment
  • Online access to scholarly material
  • The balance between fair use and contractual limits on electronic use within licensing agreements
  • Copyright protection and the use of licensing arrangements by artists and museums who make their works and collections available in digital form
  • The transformation of art and scholarship in the digital age and the effects of this change on copyright law
  • Challenges facing universities dealing with copyright ownership and patents as faculty produce multimedia products that have commercial potential

Detailed Panel Information.

 

Confirmed Speakers

Robert Berring Professor of Law and Law Librarian, School of Law (Boalt Hall), UC Berkeley

Howard Besser Visiting Associate Professor, School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley

Mary Levering Associate Register for National Copyright Programs, U.S. Copyright Office

Heather Meeker Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Ken Metzner Director of Electronic Publishing, Academic Press Inc.

Ann Okerson Associate University Librarian for Collections Development and Management, Yale University

Pamela Samuelson Professor, School of Information Management and Systems and School of Law (Boalt Hall), UC Berkeley

Mark Stefik Principal Scientist, Information Sciences and Technology Laboratory, Xerox PARC

Martha Winnacker Office of Research, University of California Office of the President

 

Sponsors

The Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley

UC Extension

School of Information, Management & Systems, UC Berkeley

School of Law (Boalt Hall), UC Berkeley

School of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University

Alumni Association, School of Information, Management & Systems, UC Berkeley

 

PANEL I

LICENSING AND LIBRARIES: NEW MODELS FOR DISTRIBUTION

Moderator:Dan Dixon Director of Subsidiary Rights, University of California Press

   

Participants:Robert Berring Professor and Law Librarian, School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley

  "Access To Information: Public Good Or Private Goods"

   

 Mary Levering Associate Register for National Copyright Programs, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

  "Educational Site Licensing:Experiments With Copyrighted Works In The New Media"

   

 Ken Metzner Director of Electronic Publishing, Academic Press Inc

  "Consortium Licensing: Problems Present And Future"

   

 Ann Okerson Associate University Librarian, Yale University

  "The Transition From Copyright To Licensing: Current Successes And Future Challenges"

 

PANEL II

DIGITAL PROTECTION AND ACCESS: AN UNEASY BALANCE?

Moderator:Kathleen Vanden Heuvel Deputy Director, School of Law Library (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley

   

Participants:Howard Besser Visiting Associate Professor, School of Information Management & Systems, University of California at Berkeley

  "The Erosion Of Public Protection:Attacks On The Concept Of Fair Use"

   

 Heather Meeker Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

  "Fair Use In The Silicon Corral: The Vagaries Of The Fair Use Doctrine In Practice"

   

 Mark Stefik Principal Scientist, Information Sciences and Technology Laboratory, Xerox PARC

  "Digital Rights Meets Changes In The Law Meets Changes In Society""

   

 

PANEL III

MAKING SENSE OF COMPLEXITY: THE CHALLENGE OF MULTIPLE POLICY ARENAS

Moderator:Cynthia Hill Manager, Sun Microsystems Libraries

   

 Mary Levering Associate Register for National Copyright Programs, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress

  "Educational Fair Use Guidelines For Digital Copyrighted Works"

   

 Pamela Samuelson Professor, School of Information Management & Systems and School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California at Berkeley

   

  "Intellectual Property As A Component Of Information Policy"

 Martha Winnacker Coordinator, Academic Information Technology Initiatives and Special Programs, University of California Office of the President

  "Developing A University Position On Copyright: The Interface Between Legislation And Institutional Policy"

 

Contact information:

Michael Levy
Electronic Services Librarian
Boalt Hall Law Library
510 643 4025
levym@boalt.berkeley.edu

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