[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Webinar: "Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs"

***Please excuse cross-posting to several lists***

The next presentation in the ALCTS Institutional Repository 
Webinar Series will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 2:00 pm 
Eastern time (11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central).  The 
topic under consideration this month is copyright ownership as it 
relates to IRs.  However, even librarians in institutions that do 
not have an institutional repository may find the content to be 
useful in advising faculty members about their intellectual 
property rights in general.

Information about the IR webinar series and how to register can 
be found at 


Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs Presented by 
Dwayne K. Buttler

Assessing who owns intellectual property (IP) has become a global 
obsession and often a necessity in the university and library 
communities, particularly for copyrighted works. The intense 
focus on ownership has not altered a longstanding concern about 
managing copyright: misunderstandings can obscure principles of 
using copyrighted works and sometimes produce wayward "IP" 
policies "allocating" ownership of copyright in problematic ways. 
This conversation will address principles of copyright ownership 
under U.S. copyright law and identify possibilities for managing 
copyright for IRs.

Dwayne K. Buttler serves as the first Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed 
Chair for Scholarly Communication at the University of Louisville 
and holds a faculty appointment as a Professor in University 
Libraries. Much of his work focuses on the complex 
interrelationship of copyright law, and activities at the core of 
the teaching, learning, and scholarly communication.

Professor Buttler earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from 
the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and holds a BA 
in Telecommunications from Indiana University Purdue University 
Indianapolis.  He teaches mass communication law at the 
University of Louisville and leads numerous invited presentations 
on copyright and scholarly communication for audiences of 
administrators, faculty, librarians, and scholars in the library 
and education communities.


Cindy Hepfer
Continuing Resources Cataloging Team leader
Central Technical Services
University at Buffalo (SUNY)