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ALA Annual Copyright meetings.
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ALA Annual meetings: forwarded from: Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist American Library Association Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Georgia World Convention Center A301 Our Common Wealth: Libraries, Copyright and the Fate of the Information Commons Speakers: David Bollier, Director of the Information Commons Project for the New America Foundation and co-founder of Public Knowledge; Siva Vaidhyanathan, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies; and Kenneth Frazier, Director of University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Is your constitutional right to learn threatened? Come hear ten things you can do to save the information ecosystem. Discover how a "maximalist" copyright law is threatening freedom of expression and fair use in the digital age. The speakers will discuss the importance of a robust public "media space" of commercial, amateur and fringe expression versus a closed, centralized system controlled by large commercial interests. *************************************************** Sunday, June 16, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Georgia World Convention Center A411 The Creative Commons Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the School's Center for Internet and Society, is the author of The Future of Ideas and Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace. In 2001, he was again listed among the "visionaries" on Business Week's "e.biz25," the magazine's report on the 25 most influential people in electronic business. In his presentation "The Creative Commons," Professor Lessig will explore the importance of establishing and protecting a vital public domain of creative works and finding a middle ground beyond the extremism that dominates the current copyright debates. Prof. Lessig will also present the first L. Ray Patterson "Copyright Hero" award. These programs are sponsored by the Office for Information Technology Policy. The presenters will sign and sell their (discounted) books after each program. Silent Theft: The Private Plunder of Our Common Wealth by David Boller Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity by Siva Vaidhyanathan and both of Larry Lessig's books: Code and The Future of Ideas Carrie Russell, Copyright Specialist American Library Association Office for Information Technology Policy 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 403 Washington, DC 20004-1701 (202)628-8421 firstname.lastname@example.org