Atlanta, GA :: October 12 – 14, 2011

Examine key issues and trends in copyright and intellectual property for colleges and universities

The easy accessibility of information on the Internet has changed the way faculty and students use information, forcing institutions to revisit copyright and intellectual property issues. At the same time, institutions are addressing the ownership of works including scholarly books and articles, conference papers, teaching materials, class projects, and websites, as campus communities recognize the potential for additional income from commercializing online courses.

Program Brochure (pdf) | Register | Agenda

Join our expert instructors in Atlanta to examine key issues and trends in copyright and intellectual property for colleges and universities, including:

-Fair use and its application

– Ownership and authorship of copyright

– How digitizing a work may exceed the parameters of fair use and what policies and procedures should be considered to facilitate availability of digital material to students

– Key tenets of the TEACH Act and practical advice for implementing it on campus

– The use of digital rights management (DRM) to mitigate risk 


The conference will provide you with ideas, concepts, and strategies for initiating and sustaining good copyright practice at your institution. You will focus on developing educational materials and activities for students, faculty, and administrators, related to creation, use, management, and ownership of copyrighted work. You will gain additional background on copyright law, necessary as you lead policy-drafting efforts on your campus.

OPTIONAL POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Contract Formation and Negotiation

This post-conference workshop will offer hands-on exercises to develop appropriate language in copyright/IP contract formulation and negotiation. View the agenda for additional information.


Register for this event online or call 720.488.6800. Register three people from your institution and the fourth can attend for free.