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From Soup to Nuts: Copyright, Social Networking Technologies, and Electronic Surveillance
March 14, 2007 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2007

This session will survey a number of current issues of interest to research libraries such as developments in the digital copyright arena, the present and future of social networking technologies (…

Full Report of the Section 108 Study Group
April 2, 2008

The Section 108 Study Group is a select committee of copyright experts charged with updating for the digital world the Copyright Act's balance between the rights of creators and copyright ow…

Fully Automated DMCA Processing
April 22, 2009 | A session at the Security 2009

When processing DMCA takedown notices got to the point of taking one FTE, we decided it was time to automate. We developed a fully automated process, from intake of complaint e-mail to validating c…

Good Digital Citizenship: Examining Student Peer-to-Peer Activity at Illinois State University
January 1, 2007

Illinois State University has embarked on a comparative study of what works and what doesn't regarding peer-to-peer file sharing, media, and copyright on campus. After receiving almost 500 D…

Google's New Copyright Transparency Report
June 7, 2012

Recently, Google expanded its  Transparency Report program by releasing a detailed report of content removal requests from copyright holders. This report joins its semi-annual governme…

Gray Matter: Copyright Law, Policy, Digital Works and Higher Education
January 1, 2004

Copyright law affects IT professionals serving in a wide variety of roles on campus. This presentation will discuss legislation that most directly concerns IT professionals, such as the recently pa…

HathiTrust: The Collection and Its Uses
May 6, 2013

John Wilkin and Sigrid Anderson Cordell provide an overview of HathiTrust and will discuss some uses of the materials in the repository. HathiTrust is the world's largest research libr…

Hearing on: H.R. 3261, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" (11/16/11)
November 14, 2011

Hearing on: H.R. 3261, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" Wednesday 11/16/2011 - 10:00 a.m. 2141 Rayburn House Office Building…

Higher Education Concerns About the Stop Online Piracy Act ("SOPA"), with Initial Suggestions for Addressing Them (11/15/11)
November 15, 2011

SOPA (H.R. 3261) introduces sweeping new risks for and imposes new responsibilities on mainstream websites offering legitimate online services, including those hosted by colleges and universitie…

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Drops DNS Provisions from SOPA Legislation
January 13, 2012

Breaking News: For Immediate Release: January 13, 2012                                    Contact: Kim Smith Hicks, 202-225-3951 Smith to Remove…