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Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Topics at EDUCAUSE 2012

As you plan your sessions for the EDUCAUSE 2012 Annual Conference (E12) in Denver, CO (November 6-9, 2012) and Online, I want to highlight sessions that focus on copyright and other intellectual property (IP) issues (i.e., licensing and contracts) that you might want to consider attending.  While each speaker listed brings expertise and knowledge to the subject and whose sessions will be well worth your time to attend, I want to particularly point to the session (specifics below) featuring Cary Sherman of the Recording Industry of America Association (RIAA).  The RIAA was a vocal proponent of the “anti-piracy” SOPA-PIPA legislation, and it has actively engaged with campuses around the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing issues.  Mr. Sherman is expected to touch on the challenges facing the music industry, as well as its work with the campuses on finding mutually agreeable paths to music consumption.  It will be aunique opportunity to engage the Chairman and CEO of the RIAA in a dialogue about these important copyright issues. 

In reviewing the abstracts for the E12 sessions, those listed seemed to be most closely related to copyright and IP issues.  If I have missed any, please list them in the comments section of this blog post so that attendees can find sessions that meet their copyright and IP needs and those of their campuses.

Preconference Seminar

Seminar 02F - Legal Issues Every Higher Ed Technology Professional Should Understand (separate registration required)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; Mile High Ballroom 4A/4B

  • Seth Gilbertson (Associate Counsel, SUNY System Administration)
  • Joseph Storch (Associate Counsel, Office of General Counsel, SUNY System Administration)

Concurrent Sessions

Contracts, Clouds, Counsel, and CIO Conundrums: A Conversation
Wednesday, November 7, 2012; 11:40 AM - 12:30 PM; Mile High Ballroom 4C/4D

  • Jack Bernard (Associate General Counsel, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
  • Bradley Wheeler (Vice President for IT and CIO, Indiana University)

Freedom with Responsibility: Using NAC to Eliminate DMCA Notices while Allowing P2P
Thursday, November 8, 2012; 4:30 PM - 5:20 PM; Meeting Room 407

  • Ryan Turner (Senior Network Engineer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Stan Waddell (Executive Director and Information Security Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Featured Speakers

The Digital Preservation Network (will be webcast)
Thursday, November 8, 2012; 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM; Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Speaker: James L. Hilton (Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia)

The Business of Music on Campus and Off: A Conversation with Cary Sherman about Today's Modern Music Marketplace (will be webcast)
Thursday, November 8, 2012; 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM; Four Seasons Ballroom 1
Speaker: Cary Sherman (Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America)

Discussion Session

Library and IT Partnerships
Wednesday, November 7, 2012; 10:30 AM - 11:20 AM; Meeting Room 404

  • Speakers:
  • Andrew Bonamici (Associate University Librarian for Media and Instructional Services, University of Oregon)
  • Nikki E. Reynolds (Director, Instructional Technology Services, Hamilton College)