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The Shrinking Public Domain: an Online Workshop

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Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:25:48 EDT
From: ofrancois@umuc.edu
To: aokerson@pantheon.yale.edu, ann.okerson@yale.edu
Subject: The Shrinking Public Domain: an Online Workshop

The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland
University College is interested in advertising this non-profit workshop
series among interested educators and administrators.  Could you please
post the message below to your listserve?


[Please excuse the inevitable duplication of this notice.] ANNOUNCEMENT

The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland
University College is hosting an asynchronous online workshop series that
is of interest to faculty, university counsel, librarians, instructional
design and information professionals. The first workshop offered this year
is titled The Shrinking Public Domain.

The Shrinking Public Domain
September 16- October 4, 2002
Moderated by Laura (Lolly) Gasaway, Esq
Director, Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

There is considerable concern among academics and copyright scholars that
the public domain is being treated as a commodity, thereby resulting in
the loss of access to users and others who appreciate great scholarly,
literary, musical and audiovisual works. This workshop will explore this
complex issue particularly as it relates to the use of digital information
in the teaching and learning enterprise.

Goals for the course:
     *Develop an understanding and appreciation for the public domain. 
     *Learn how to determine whether a work is in the public domain. 
     *Explore the relationship between the public domain and academic
     *Explore why the public domain is shrinking. 
     *Identify strategies for changing the trend. 
     *Consider alternatives to the public domain.

The online workshops will each last approximately three weeks, providing
the participants with an in-depth understanding of core intellectual
property issues facing higher education. They will include course
readings, chats and online discussions. Participants will receive daily
response and feedback from the workshop moderators. Please visit the web
site for all course objectives:

Register early since space is limited.  Early Registration is $125 each,
Regular $150 each, Two workshops $225, Three workshops is only $300! A
significant discount is given for full time graduate students until places
are filled; please consult the website for details. To register online-
http://www.umuc.edu/distance/odell/cip/ipa2002 For additional information
call 301-985-7777 or visit our web site at

-Olga Francois
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College