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Copyright Symposium

The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland
University College is interested in advertising this nonprofit,
educational symposium for interested educators, administrators, attorneys
and librarians. We would greatly appreciate your posting the message below
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Pirates, Thieves and Innocents:
Perceptions of Copyright Infringement in the Digital Age

June 16-17, 2005

HOSTED by the Center for Intellectual Property and being held at the UMUC
Inn and Conference Center in Adelphi, MD

THEME: The 2005 CIP Symposium will explore the various ways in which
individuals and organizations think and talk about copyright infringement
in our digital age and what actions they take based upon those
perceptions. The symposium will focus on issues relevant to the higher
education community and the delivery of third-party copyrighted content.
Facilitating our exploration, discussion, and reflection will be
representatives from the academy, library, law, corporation, nonprofit
organization, technology sector, and Capitol Hill.

TOPICS to be addressed by speakers and panelists will include:
-The Impact of Copyright Law and Policy on Academic Culture 
-P2P File Sharing: Pirates or Revolutionaries? 
-Culture and Copyright: A Creative Clash? 
-Regulatory Copyright: How Will Universities be Affected? 
-Copyright Infringement in the Digital Age: What Universities Need to Know 
-Responses to Copyright Infringement at University Campuses: Best Practices
-The Copyright Legislative Landscape 

PARTICIPANTS will include: Clifford Lynch (Coalition for Networked
Information); Jonathan Band (Morrison & Foerster LLP); Robert Brauneis
(George Washington University Law School); Jon Baumgarten (Proskauer Rose
LLP); Mark Luker (Educause); Patrick Ross (Progress & Freedom Foundation);
Gigi Sohn (Public Knowledge); Siva Vaidhyanathan (New York University);
Alec French (Office of Congressman Howard L. Berman).

REGISTER early since space is limited. Early registration (before May 16,
2005) is $275. Regular registration is $350. Please visit the website for
details and to receive a $50 registration discount as a member of ACRL. 


Jack Boeve
University of Maryland University College Center for Intellectual Property