ALA Sponsors Copyright Event in New York

The Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) of the American Library Association and Columbia University are co-sponsoring a conference “Correcting Course: Rebalancing Copyright for Libraries in the National and International Arenas.”

From the Introduction:
"’Correcting Course’" offers a high-level briefing on developments in the United States and in international venues affecting the balanced interpretation and application of copyright. It promotes a renewed activism in support of fair use and the full complement of copyright exceptions and limitations which enable libraries to serve their communities. This conference will bring together influential and committed thinkers and activists who view a balanced application of copyright and the advancement of fair use as fundamental to the future health of libraries and the communities they serve."

Confirmed speakers include Fred von Lohmann of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Siva Vaidhyanathan, assistant professor at New York University and author of The Anarchist in the Library.

The conference occurs Thursday, May 5, 2005 through Saturday, May 7, 2005 on the Columbia University campus in New York City.

The registration fee is $150.00, which includes meals.

Written by sesomedia

05/03/2005 at 16:03

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