Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 169.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 07:01:11 -0700
From: "Olga Francois" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: The Shrinking Public Domain: an Online Workshop
ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION
The Center for Intellectual Property at the University of Maryland
University College is hosting an asynchronous online workshop series
that is of interest to faculty, university counsel, librarians,
instructional design and information professionals. The first workshop
offered this year is titled The Shrinking Public Domain.
The Shrinking Public Domain
September 16- October 4, 2002
Moderated by Laura (Lolly) Gasaway, Esq
Director, Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
There is considerable concern among academics and copyright scholars
that the public domain is being treated as a commodity, thereby
resulting in the loss of access to users and others who appreciate great
scholarly, literary, musical and audiovisual works. This workshop will
explore this complex issue particularly as it relates to the use of
digital information in the teaching and learning enterprise.
Goals for the course:
*Develop an understanding and appreciation for the public domain.
*Learn how to determine whether a work is in the public domain.
*Explore the relationship between the public domain and academic
*Explore why the public domain is shrinking.
*Identify strategies for changing the trend.
*Consider alternatives to the public domain.
The online workshops will each last approximately three weeks, providing
the participants with an in-depth understanding of core intellectual
property issues facing higher education. They will include course
readings, chats and online discussions. Participants will receive daily
response and feedback from the workshop moderators. Please visit the web
site for all course objectives:
Register early since space is limited. Early Registration is $125 each,
Regular $150 each, Two workshops $225, Three workshops is only $300! A
significant discount is given for full time graduate students until
places are filled; please consult the website for details. To register
For additional information call 301-985-7777 or visit our web site at
Center for Intellectual Property
University of Maryland University College
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