15.204 copyright town meeting in NYC

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 204.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 06:30:24 +0100
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETING: NYC, Sept 24, 2001

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    August 29, 2001


    NINCH and The New York Public Library
    in association with
    The Frick Collection, New York University Libraries and
    New York University Information Technology Services
    "Intellectual Property & Multimedia in the Digital Age"
    Monday September 24: New York Public Library
    Celeste Bartos Forum
    Fifth Avenue at 42nd St

    * * * Free of Charge * * *
    ONLINE REGISTRATION (Sept 10 Deadline):

    This program is made possible by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

       * * *

    The fourth in the 2001 series of NINCH COPYRIGHT TOWN MEETINGS is to be
    held at the Celeste Bartos Forum in the New York Public Library (Fifth
    Avenue at 42nd Street) on Monday September 24 from 8:30am until 5pm.

    Two keynote speakers Professor Peter Jaszi (Washington College of Law,
    American University) and Linda Tadic (Manager of the Digital Library, Home
    Box Office) will explore issues arising for non-profit cultural
    institutions as they manage and use multimedia digital cultural material in
    an online environment. Following each of their presentations, Jaszi and
    Tadic will moderate a panel of experts in the field to discuss issues from
    the points of view of owners and users of digital assets.

    The NINCH Copyright Town Meetings balance expert opinion and audience
    participation on the basics of copyright law, the implications of copyright
    online, recent changes in copyright law and practice, and practical issues
    related to the networking of cultural heritage materials. The program will
    include plenty of time for audience questions, comments and discussion.

    Register online at http://www2.nypl.org/home/copyright/registration.cfm

    For information on all the NINCH 2001 Copyright Town meetings, see

    * * *

    The copyright-related issues of managing and using digital mutimedia online
    are some of the thorniest that administrators, lawyers, scholars, curators,
    teachers, artists and others have to face today. The Napster case
    powerfully demonstrated the need for re-thinking business practices in
    response to online music listeners. Meanwhile, and a little more quietly,
    film and dance scholars among others are finding it a nightmare to clear
    permissions for publishing multimedia CDs or websites. With a specific
    focus on the multimedia issues presented by music, dance, moving images and
    sound recordings, this Copyright Town Meeting will bring together copyright
    lawyers, and representatives from non-profit and for-profit enterprises to
    clarify the issues and to chart ways forward for those confronted by the
    practical problems of working on the Internet with cultural heritage materials.

    Issues to be covered will include:

    * copyrighting compilation works;
    * clearing rights and permissions;
    * limits and possibilities of fair use of multimedia online;
    * legal protection for encryption;
    * publicity and privacy rights;
    * the impact of Napster on for-profit and non-profit enterprises
    * what non-profits and for-profits can learn from each other in the
    copyright arena

    * * *

    Two keynote speakers will address the issues of non-profits as
    rightsholders and as users of digital multimedia material. Professor Peter
    Jaszi (Washington College of Law, American University) will speak on
    "non-profits as rightsholders" while Linda Tadic (Manager of the Digital
    Library, Home Box Office) will address "non-profits as users."

    Peter Jaszi teaches at the Washington College of Law of The American
    University, in Washington, D.C., where he directs the new Glushko-Samuelson
    Intellectual Property Clinic and the Program on Intellectual Property and
    the Public Interest. Professor Jaszi is a graduate of Harvard College and
    Harvard Law School, and an experienced copyright litigator who lectures
    frequently to professional groups in the United States and abroad.

    Linda Tadic is the Manager of the Digital Library at HBO. Ms. Tadic was the
    Digital Projects Coordinator at the Getty Research Institute. Prior to this
    position, she was Director of the Media Archives and Peabody Awards
    Collection at the University of Georgia. In 1998-1999, she was President of
    the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

    Professor Jaszi will moderate a panel on "Intellectual Property Owners in
    the Digital Environment," with the following speakers:

    * Ryan Craig, a business development consultant, lawyer and co-founder of
    Fathom, is currently with Warburg Pincus, the international private equity
    firm, where he invests in and works with education and training companies.
    At McKinsey & Company, Mr. Craig advised top management in the music,
    video, cable, telecommunications and Internet industries on strategic and
    operational projects.

    * Adam Eisgrau, Principal and Director of The Wexler Group, was Judiciary
    Committee Counsel to Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) (1993-1995) and then
    the First legislative Counsel for the American Library Association
    (1995-1999), where he served as principal domestic and international
    lobbyist on intellectual property issues as the world wrestled with the
    reform of IP law for the Internet
    age. Eisgrau also was a primary organizer and media spokesperson for the
    Digital Future Coalition.

    * Donald J. Waters is the Program Officer for Scholarly Communications at
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, he served
    as the first Director of the Digital Library Federation (1997-1999), and as
    Associate University Librarian at Yale University (1993-1997). In
    1995-1996, he co-chaired the Task Force of the Commission of Preservation
    and Access and the Research Libraries Group on Archiving of Digital
    Information, and was the editor and a principal author of the
    groundbreaking Task Force Report.

    Linda Tadic will then moderate a panel on "Intellectual Property Users in
    the Digital Environment," with the following speakers:

    * Hank Barry, interim CEO at Napster (May 2000 to July 2001) is a partner
    at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He serves as a director of Sensoria
    Corporation and of Napster, Inc. He received his law degree in 1983 from
    Stanford University, where he was managing editor of the Stanford Law
    Review and currently serves on the Board of Visitors of Stanford Law School.

    * Howard Besser is an Associate Professor at UCLA's School of Education
    and Information Studies where he teaches courses and does research on
    multimedia, image databases, digital libraries, metadata standards,
    intellectual property, digital longevity,information literacy, and the
    social and cultural impact of new information technologies. He was a
    member of the National Academy of Science panel that authored "The Digital
    Dilemma: Intellectual Property in the Information Age."

    * Robert Kolker is Chair of the School of Literature, Communication, and
    Culture at The Ivan Allen College at Georgia Tech. He is author of "A
    Cinema of Loneliness: Penn, Kubrick, Scorsese, Spielberg, Altman. Third,
    revised edition, July 2000; Film, Form and Culture. With accompanying
    CD-ROM. New York: McGraw-Hill, October, Second Edition, August, 2001; The
    Films of Wim Wenders, with Peter Beicken. Cambridge University Press,
    December, 1992; Bernardo Bertolucci. London: British Film Institute Books.
    June, 1985; New York: Oxford University Press. October, 1985. 258 pp.; The
    Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema. New York: Oxford
    University Press. January, 1983. 425 pp. Now online at
    http://www.otal.umd.edu/~rkolker/AlteringEye/. He and colleague Janet
    Murray have recently been awarded an NEH Grant to do a digital, annotated
    edition of Casablanca.

    * * *

    Registration (Sept 10 DEADLINE)
    Thanks to support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, participation in the
    town meetings is free of charge. However, seating is limited and early
    registration is advised. Please register online
    at http://www2.nypl.org/home/copyright/registration.cfm. Registration
    deadline: Monday September 10.

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    Local committees have organized the town meetings, which have been
    coordinated and reviewed by the NINCH Town Meetings Working Group. The
    Copyright Town Meetings series is a component of the NINCH Copyright
    Education Program, organized by the NINCH Advocacy Working Group.

    Patricia Barnett
    Andrew W. Mellon Librarian, The Frick Collection

    Jacqueline F. Bausch
    Deputy General Counsel, The New York Public Library

    Daniel Dex
    Associate Counsel, The New York Public Library

    Heike Kordish
    Deputy Director, The Research Libraries,
    The New York Public Library

    Madeleine Nichols
    Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Collection,
    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

    Robert J. Vanni
    General Counsel, The New York Public Library

    Jennifer Vinopal
    Coordinator, Studio for Digital Projects & Research
    New York University Libraries

    Matthew Zimmerman
    Humanities Computing Specialist,
    New York University Information Technology Services

    Kathe Albrecht, American University/Visual Resources Association
    Mary Case, Association of Research Libraries
    Robert Baron, Independent Scholar
    Kenneth Crews, Indiana University
    Georgia Harper, University of Texas
    Christine Sundt, University of Oregon/Visual Resources Association/NINCH BOARD
    Marta Teegen, College Art Association
    Sanford Thatcher, Pennsylvania State University Press/Association of
    American University Presses
    Peter Walsh, College Art Association Committee on Intellectual Property
    Patricia Williams, Americans for the Arts
    Martha Winnacker, University of California

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