One of the project goals is to bring together libraries and other key stakeholders to understand their concerns and the challenges that they face, and to engage others in our research initiatives. To that end, we work together with a variety of organizations to hold conferences, symposia, workshops, and public meetings. Those events are listed on this page. Please check back as this page is updated whenever new events are added.
|April 12-13, 2012||
In 2006, the U.S. Copyright Office recommended a legislative solution to reduce impediments to the use of orphan works. Since that time, the problem has only intensified as new technologies allow for cheaper, more productive uses of these works in the digital realm. The Google Books Settlement, the Europeana initiative, the proposed EC directive on orphan works, and most recently the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust suit, all illustrate the importance of these works and have stimulated renewed interest in both orphan works and the broader legal issues associated with mass digitization. This symposium will offer a fresh look at orphan works and mass digitization by examining the existing obstacles, including legal and practical concerns of both owners and potential users, and opportunities to enable greater access and new uses for these works. More information is available here.
|February 6, 2012
||On Monday, February 6, 2012, Brandon Butler of the Association of
Research Libraries, and Peter Jaszi of American University Law School,
will introduce a ground-breaking new document, the Code of Best
Practices in Fa
ir Use for Academic and Research Libraries, which provides
powerful new insights into the ways librarians can apply fair use
principles to resolve central and recurring copyright challenges. They
will provide an overview of its contents and discuss policies and
scenarios to help librarians and library staff determine how its
principles can help them solve local challenges and improve local
policies dealing with copyright and fair use. The meeting will run from
1:00 to 4:00pm and is sponsored by the Association of Research
Libraries; Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at UC
Berkeley; California Digital Library; UC Berkeley School of Information;
and UC Berkeley Library.