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Early Registration Reminder: Copyright & AI Workshops


Please forward this announcement to interested faculty and staff:

In recent years, plagiarism and cheating have been highlighted in 
the news.  Whether discussing high-profile cases like Stephen 
Ambrose and Doris Kearns Godwin or reviewing works on the subject 
by notables like Judge Richard Posner, the public appears keenly 
interested in plagiarism.  Plagiarism detection devices, once all 
the rage are, with greater intensity, being challenged legally 
and ethically as inappropriate vehicles for detecting plagiarism. 
Most recently, Turnitin.com is in the middle of litigation 
challenging its business practices as violations of copyright 

Please join the Center for Intellectual Property as we attempt to 
address the plagiarism and cheating issues on college campuses 
and try to build communities that value academic integrity.


Building a Community that Values Academic Integrity


Dates: February 25 - March 7, 2008

Moderators: Gary Pavela, M.A., J.D., Director of Judicial 
Programs and Student Ethical Development, University of Maryland 
-- College Park & Kimberly Bonner, J.D., Executive Director, 
Center for Intellectual Property, University of Maryland 
University College

Studies show that establishing a community of shared academic 
values fosters academic integrity in the classroom. However, 
establishing that community may be more difficult when students 
adopt the values of a digital "remix" culture that challenges the 
traditional understanding of authorship. How do institutions 
foster academic integrity values in light of changing cultural 
norms? Are there special techniques and tools required? Are the 
best tools to use in preventing academic dishonesty "technical" 
like Turnitin.com? And are there additional legal and ethical 
issues involved when using technical measures to prevent academic 
dishonesty? Please see site for detailed course objectives- 



Integrating Access to Digital Course Materials: Blackboard/WebCT, 
Coursepacks, e-Reserves, Licensed Materials, e-Books, Open 
Access...What Will They Think of Next?

Moderator: Georgia Harper, J.D., Scholarly Communications Advisor,
University Libraries, University of Texas at Austin
January 28 - February 8, 2008

Early Bird Rates $150
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Online Workshop FAQ- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/faq.shtml 
Complete 2007-2008 Workshop Series see- 
http://www.umuc.edu/cip/ipa/ For more on the Center for 
Intellectual Property's resources & services please see our 
homepage- http://www.umuc.edu/cip/

Olga Francois, Assistant Director
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College
Adelphi, MD 20783