Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and IRs

An ALCTS webcast.

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 conversationĀ addresses principles of copyright ownership under U.S. copyright law and identifies possibilities for managing copyright for IRs.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in the topic or need for the information.

Course Level & Prerequisites

None

Presenter

Dwayne K. Buttler ( dwayne.buttler@louisville.edu) 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.

Date

Originally presented on October 28, 2009. Available 24/7.

Credits &/or CEUs

None.

Fee

Free.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Registration

Download the webcast.

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Questions?

For questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or jreese@ala.org.