Webinar: "Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs" Cindy Hepfer 15 Oct 2009 11:46 UTC

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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)
134 Lockwood Library
Buffalo, NY 14260-2210
Tel 716-645-2784/2786 Fax: 716-645-5955