Knowledge Held Hostage? Scholarly versus Corporate Rights in the Digital Age
The conference will be held on Friday, June 18, 2004 at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 8:30am-4:30pm. Confirmed panelists represent the best minds in their diverse areas. Among them are Hal Abelson (MIT), Laura Gasaway (North Carolina), Peter Jaszi (American), Sut Jhally (Massachussetts), Gigi Sohn (Public Knowledge), Siva Vaidhyanathan (NYU). Go to our website for program details.
If you would like to participate in the conference as a respondent to one of the panels, please go to the website to learn how.
Scholars of all types are facing tighter controls over the copyrighted text, images, and video they use for research and teaching purposes. This action-oriented meeting will bring together academics, librarians, legal thinkers, and activists from around the country in a cross-disciplinary discussion of the unique problems that scholars and their institutions face in the growing field of digital rights management.
What justifies fair use in a scholarly context?
Is there a viable alternative to fair use in the academic environment?
What are the fair use issues and needs raised by different scholarly media (for example, print, film, digital media, databases)?
Do different kinds of institutional arrangements (large vs. small school vs. professional society, classroom vs. library) raise different fair use issues and needs?
How do existing general counsel guidelines in academic institutions help scholars?
Are there new ways to approach copyright that may be more beneficial to academics than the status quo?
What should scholars do in the meantime, while the wheels of change are turning?
Hotel and subsidy information is available at the website. So is information about how to be a panel respondent.
As space is limited, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
Joseph Turow, Ph.D.
Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication
Director, Information and Society Division, Annenberg Public Policy Center
University of Pennylvania
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
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