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Lawyers, Librarians, and Pirates:

Surviving the Ever Changing Seas of Copyright


Date: Friday, 19 October
Time: 9:00 – 3:30
Location: Craftsman Inn, Syracuse, NY (map)

Join the Upstate New York Chapter of SLA this fall as we take a in-depth look at copyright law, how it has been applied, recent developments, and  how it all affects us.

Presentations include:

  • Phil Frankel  (Bond Schoeneck & King) “Georgia on My Mind: The GSU E-Reserve Case Is a Peach. – When Cambridge University Press sued Georgia State University over the school’s electronic reserve policy in 2008, copyright law in the digital age was largely unclear, especially in the educational realm. After four years, the court’s recent 350 page decision announced surprising and controversial new rules for academic fair use. This presentation examines the controversy’s background, the lawsuit and legal framework , the decision and its future implications.
  • K. Matthew Dames (Syracuse University)  “The Piracy Paradigm Project” – Explore the historical and legal paradigm under which U.S. copyright law has operated, how the current conflicts over intellectual property result from a challenge to that paradigm, and how that will influence policy and practices in the years to come.

See our events page for full details.

As always, there will be ample opportunities to network with your peers from around New York State (and beyond), and students are especially welcome to attend. For those that will be in town on Thursday, there will be a board meeting at 2:00 pm at the Craftsman Inn and, at 6:30 pm, a Dutch treat networking dinner at Hullar’s.

Registration Fees:
SLA Members $50
Non-members $65
Students/retired/unemployed $30 (Students, become a student shadow and attend free!)
Lunch is included in registration fees. Parking is Free.

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