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Copyright Boot Camp: Eleventh Annual Copyright Conference, April 23, 2014

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Friday, 17 January 2014 8:30 AM
The Ball State University Libraries are pleased to announce their Eleventh Annual Copyright Conference, Copyright Boot Camp, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The University Libraries' copyright conference is the only annual intellectual property conference in the Midwest, and it is the only copyright conference in the United States that addresses both academic and K-12 intellectual property needs concurrently.

The registration fee not only includes a conference packet but also a continental breakfast, snack breaks, and a buffet lunch. Furthermore, this conference is the only intellectual property conference in the United States that is duly authorized to grant simultaneous Continuing Legal Education credits, Library Education Units, and Professional Growth Plan hours to those attendees who need them for continuing education credits.

Besides dedicated sessions and breakout sessions on both academic and K-12 IP concerns, registered attendees are able to submit copyright questions and scenarios to our speaker panel, and those that have been selected will be used for discussions in various panel sessions.

Speakers for the conference are nationally and internationally well-known and represent a wide and all-encompassing purview of intellectual property expertise in academic and K-12 issues. Our speakers include:

  • Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., University of Louisville
  • Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Purdue University
  • Tomas Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., Kent State University
  • Brad Nichols, J.D., Texas State University in San Marcos
  • Nazareth A. Pantaloni, J.D., Indiana University

The U.S. Copyright Law protects a vast range of materials and consists of a bundle of exclusive rights for any copyright owner including minors. Violating any one of these exclusive rights can lead to liability for copyright infringement. But the Copyright Law also provides a few narrow and focused exemptions to these exclusive rights of the copyright owner. Several of these are vital for the academic and K-12 educational community as well as for today's public librarians, media specialists, academic librarians, and their administrators. This conference will address and clarify using someone else's copyrighted material properly for educational uses.

The Eleventh Annual Copyright Conference at Ball State is a key resource for answers to questions engendered by the complexities of our intellectual property digital age.

Copyright Boot Camp
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ball State Alumni Center
Registration fee: $65 for Ball State faculty, professionals, and staff and $50 for students [must be 18 years old]

To view and download the conference program or get more information, please visit the copyright conference web page.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Fritz Dolak
765-285-5330
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