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Protecting Your Scholarship: Copyrights, Publication Agreements, and Open Access

Protecting Your Scholarship: Copyrights, Publication Agreements, and Open Access

Kenneth Crews, Columbia University

Monday, May 11, 12:00 pm
Lamont Library Forum Room (Map)
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This talk is co-sponsored by the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, Harvard Law School Library, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

This event will be webcast live at 12:00 pm ET.

Kenneth Crews will provide an engaging review of the issues affecting authors and creators of copyrightable works. Copyrightable works include not only the traditional products of academic activity and inquiry, including books, articles, lectures and class notes, but also software, databases, websites, schematics, drawings, blueprints, renderings, movies, songs, lyrics, sculpture, choreography, landscape designs, and many other products of human creativity. As more channels become available for access to these works, the issues surrounding control and use are becoming ever more complex. Dr. Crews will discuss ways for scholars and other creators of copyrightable works to operate this new environment.

About Dr. Crews

Kenneth Crews is the founding director of the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) at Columbia University and previously served as the director of the Copyright Management Center on the IUPUI campus of Indiana University (IU). At Indiana he also held a named professorship in the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, with a joint appointment in the IU School of Library and Information Science.

Dr. Crews received his Ph.D. and M.L.S. from UCLA, his J.D. from Washington University, and a B.A. in history from Northwestern. His main research interest has been the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education and he has published in the the fields of copyright, constitutional law, political history, and library science.

During 2003, Crews was the Intellectual Property Scholar for the Center for Intellectual Property and Copyright in the Digital Environment at the University of Maryland University College, and he has served as a faculty member for the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center since its inception in 2003. Dr. Crews was also the first recipient of American Library Association's L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award in 2005.

For more information about Dr. Crews and a list of his publications, see the website of the CAO.


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