Intellectual property and copyright to be discussed on campus
The State University of New York at New Paltz will host a conference on intellectual property and copyright related to academics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, October 24, in Lecture Center 100.
The purpose of the conference is to increase awareness among faculty, staff, students and the general public about copyright and intellectual property issues in a rapidly changing information environment.
"Intellectual property is among the most interesting and important legal questions confronting colleges, universities and their faculty and students,” said College President Steven Poskanzer. “I am very proud that our library and the Teaching and Learning Center have brought some of the leading national experts in this field –
individuals whose works I have read and admired for years – to our campus to discuss these matters. As a scholar of Higher Education Law, this conference is very exciting."
The program will include two keynote speakers and a panel discussion.
Kenneth Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University in New York City, will talk about the relationship between the nature of copyright law and the needs of higher education. In addition to his role at Columbia University, Crews is the author of such books as “Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators: Creative Strategies and Practical Solutions” and “Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education.”
The second speaker, Michael Carroll, a law professor at Villanova University in Villanova, Penn., will provide an overview of open-access success and challenges, as well as describe specific measures that faculty authors can take to manage copyright in their work and to provide open access to their work. Carroll, who is also a visiting professor of law at American University in Washington, D.C., is a leading advocate for open access to scholarly material.
Panelists are Carey Hatch, assistant provost at the State University of New York Office of Library and Information Services; Shay Humphrey, intellectual property attorney for Rider, Weiner and Frankel, P.C., in New Windsor; Bruce Mather, a lecturer from the School of Business at New Paltz; and Robert Wagner, preparator at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at New Paltz.
The conference, which is sponsored by the Provost’s Office, is free and open to the public.
Anyone needing an interpreter for the hearing-impaired should contact Chui-chun Lee, director of the Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz, at (845) 257-3719 by October 20.
For more information about the conference, visit www.newpaltz.edu/copyrightconference.
Located in the heart of a dynamic college town, 90 minutes from metropolitan New York City, the State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective college of about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
One of the most well-regarded public colleges in the nation, New Paltz delivers an extraordinary number of majors in Business, Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Fine and Performing Arts and Education.
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