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How to Fix Copyright
February 16, 2011 | A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2011

Due to the changes wrought by digital technology and the Internet, ordinary people are becoming authors, publishers, and, less appealingly, potential infringers on a massive scale. The confluence o…

Internet Governance: Federal Regulatory Agency, or a Nightmare Par Excellence?
March 10, 2010 | A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2010

A myriad of federal agencies currently try to address governance issues related to the Internet, for example, the Copyright Office, the FCC, the FTC, the Judiciary, the Department of Commerce, the …

Media Literacy 2.x: Employing Fair Use Educationally in a Remix Era
January 19, 2010 | A session at the ELI Annual Meeting 2010

Digital practices in education—everything from remix assignments to posting of material on Blackboard—provide new challenges to educational copyright policies and stretch far past existing educ…

It Is About Time: Getting Our Values Around Copyright Right
November 5, 2009 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference

In this talk, Lawrence Lessig will review the progress of the "open access" movement in education. He will make a call for educators to finally resolve this issue in a way that enables …

P2P War Stories: Tales from the Trenches
October 29, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2008 Annual Conference

As campuses receive an increasing number of DMCA notices and settlement letters, and as more and different technological solutions of varying worth arrive and new legal threats emerge, IT organizat…

Collaborative Social Networking: Copyright Nightmare, Dream, or Reality?
April 1, 2008 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference 2008

The collaborative nature of sharing media in social networks can present varied and challenging copyright issues. The knowledgeable application of copyright laws, policies, and practices are keys i…

Higher Education and Patent Reform: Pulled in Two Directions
May 16, 2007 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference 2007

American colleges and universities have a love/hate relationship with patents: technology transfer brings in millions of dollars, establishes reputations, and enhances America's competitive st…

An Online, Interactive Approach to Copyright and Intellectual Property Law Education
March 12, 2007 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2007

This presentation describes the development, use, and collaborative evaluation of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Fair Use Analysis tool. This interactive, online application is intende…

The Politics of IT Policies Is the Politics of Everything Digital
May 18, 2005 | A session at the CUMREC 2005

Copyright, government surveillance, national security, Internet security, and data privacy reign as some of the most important issues that shape our experience as information technologists today. L…

MGM v Grokster: What It Will Mean to You
April 7, 2005 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Policy Conference 2005

The Supreme Court's decision in the MGM v Grokster case will be announced within a few months. Depending on whose arguments you believe, the result will be either the end of innovation as we k…