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Symposium: Copyright at a Crossroads

The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of 
Maryland University College is interested in advertising this 
educational symposium for educators, librarians, and 
administrators. We would greatly appreciate your posting the 
message below to your listserv or promoting this opportunity 
within your networks. Thank you.

Jack Boeve
Program Management Specialist
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College


[Please excuse the inevitable duplication of this notice.]


6th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property

Hosted by The Center for Intellectual Property at University of Maryland
University College
June 14-16, 2006
UMUC Inn and Conference Center Adelphi, MD

The debate over the mass digitization and global availability of 
information has raged anew ever since late 2004 when Google 
publicly launched its ambitious plans to digitize and index the 
massive library collections of Harvard University, Stanford 
University, the University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, 
and the New York Public Library. Even as the Google Print Library 
Project has garnered the attention and applause of millions of 
consumers and educators, it has drawn the ire-and litigation-of 
the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers.

Yahoo has likewise entered the fray with its own project to 
digitize and make available for online searching millions of 
books from the University of California, the University of 
Toronto, the National Archives of England, and the European 
Archive. A joint effort with these and several other archives and 
technology companies, the Open Content Alliance hopes to avoid 
much of the controversy in which Google has been embroiled by 
digitizing only works in the public domain unless copyright 
holders give explicit permission otherwise.

>From the sidewalk to the library, from the cubicle to the boardroom, and
the classroom to the courtroom, everyone has an interest and a 
stake in how we as a society will answer the complex questions of 
copyright, piracy, fair use, ownership, access, distribution, 
compensation, and control that confront us every time we click 
our way along the information superhighway.

* How will higher education morph in coming years-and how has it 
already changed-as digital archives are built and expanded upon 
our campuses?

* What will be the parameters and responsibilities of scholarship 
as the academy becomes ever more digital and digitized?

* How might our relationships to our disciplines, repositories of 
knowledge, diverse media providers, and even each other alter as 
the waves of digital content multiply, swell, and flow through 
the academy?

The symposium begins on June 14th with the keynote address, "The 
Googlization of Culture." This special program features scholar 
and author Siva Vaidhyanathan of New York University. The 
presentation will be followed by a discussion involving industry 
experts: * Alan Davidson, Google; * Allan Adler, Association of 
American Publishers; and * Jon Band, an attorney representing 
various library organizations and interests.

The first day of the symposium additionally gives attendees the 
opportunity to participate in one of two intensive pre-conference 

* Copyright 101 - Arnold Lutzker, Senior Partner, Lutzker, Lutzker &
   Settlemyer, LLP
* E-Reserves Policy - Donna Ferullo, Director, University Copyright
   Office, Purdue University

For detailed information our 6th Annual Symposium including the 
complete schedule and registration information please click on 
the following link: http://www.umuc.edu/cip/symposium.

We look forward to seeing you. Feel free to contact us should you have
any questions.

Thank you.

Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Boulevard East
Adelphi, Maryland 20783
Phone: 240.582.2803