ALA Copyright News

From Miriam Nisbet,
Copyright News updates & reminders:

(1) Section 108 Study Group: Due to a delay in posting the public roundtable transcripts on the Section 108 Study Group website, and because many commenters are busy responding to an Orphan Works legislative deadline, the deadline for submission of written comments on the issues raised in the February 15 Federal Register notice has been extended from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 28.

The transcripts will be posted on the Section 108 Study Group website this week. The Study Group is charged with preparing findings and makeing recommendations to the Librarian of Congress by mid-2006 for possible alterations to the copyright law that reflect current technologies.

(2) The 2006 Univeristy of Maryland University College Center for Intellectual Property 6th Annual Symposium on Intellectual Property is just around the corner–June 14-16,2006, in Adelphi, MD. The deadline for early bird registration is only weeks away…May 12, 2006.

Curious about the benefits of attending this year’s symposium, consider this question… Who should own, manage, and have access to our world of knowledge?

THEME: The theme of this year’s symposium is…

Copyright at a Crossroads: The Impact of Mass Digitization on Copyright and Higher Education

The symposium will examine the issues surrounding Google’s ambitious plans to digitize and index massive library collections and the positive and negative effects this may have on copyright itself as well as the consumers, librarians, educators, authors, and publishers who handle copyrighted material each day.



Siva Vaidhyanathan, New York University

Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Culture and Communication


Alan Davidson, Google, Inc.

Allan Adler, Association of American Publishers John Band, Jonathan Band, PLLC


Copyright 101: Exploring the Fundamentals

Arnold Lutzker, Lutzker, Lutzker & Settlemyer, LLP E-Reserves Policy and Implementation: Digital Dilemmas

Donna Ferullo, Purdue University Copyright Office


Libraries in Transition: How Will They Be Used?

The Future of Fair Use: Access in an Information Age Institutional Repositories: Digital Collections Legislative Updates: News from the Hill

Please visit for detailed information about registration and lodging.

1 Comment »

  1. Chris said,

    February 25, 2008 @ 4:47 am

    When will the next meeting be?

    The link soen’t seem to work.

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