[Videolib] Fwd: [CAC:697] Orphan Works program in DC Feb. 24

M. Claire Stewart (claire-stewart@northwestern.edu)
Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:47:54 -0600

>The following is an announcement of a program on Orphan Works being
>offered by the Washington College of Law, American University,
>Washington, DC. Please circulate to other lists that would be
>interested. Thanks!
>>Orphan Works:
>>New Prospects for a Solution
>>Friday, February 24, 2006
>>2:00 pm 4:00pm
>>Reception to Follow
>><http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm>(Click Here) or
>>call 202-274-4148
>>(Note: Registration is appreciated, but not required. Walk-In
>>guests are welcome.)
>>Washington College of Law
>>4801 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. ~ Room 602
>>Washington, DC 20016
>>On Friday afternoon, February 24, From 2:00 to 4:00 PM, the Program
>>on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest at the Washington
>>College of Law will present a timely program on "Orphan Works: New
>>Prospects for a Solution."
>>The last few years have seen an increasingly recognition that the
>>problem of "orphan works" is a real impediment to the realization
>>of the constitutional goal of copyright law: the "Progress of
>>Science and useful Arts." When artists, historians, museums,
>>libraries and others forgo culturally significant uses of copyright
>>works because their ownership cannot be traced, the public loses.
>>On January 23, after a thorough and searching review, the United
>>States Copyright Office delivered an important report on this topic
>>(with legislative recommendations) to the chairs of the relevant
>>congressional committees.
>>The panel discussion on February 24 will consider the report, its
>>recommendations and the potential for early legislation. Joining
>>in the discussion will be representatives of many groups that have
>>been active in the "orphan works" debate, including:
>><http://www.arl.org/arl/staffbios/padler.html>Prue Adler
>>(Association of Research Libraries),
>><http://www.policybandwidth.com/summary.html>Jonathan Band (counsel
>>to the Library Copyright Alliance),
>>Franz (American University History Dept.),
>><http://www.kasunic.com/cv.htm>Robert Kasunic (Copyright Office),
>><http://www.law.gwu.edu/Faculty/profile.aspx?id=3266>Jay Rosenthal
>>(counsel to the Recording Artists Coalition),
>><http://www.eff.org/about/staff/>Jason Schultz (Electronic Frontier
>>Foundation), <http://www.smimetlaw.com/Eric_Schwartz.htm>Eric
>>Schwartz (Smith & Metalitz),
>>Tushnet (Georgetown Law Center),
>><http://lawweb.usc.edu/faculty/jurban.html>Jennifer Urban (USC Law
>>School, who filed comments for documentary filmmakers), and a
>>representative of the Recording Industry Association of America --
>>among others.
>>This will be an important opportunity to explore this critical
>>dimension of copyright's future.
>Miriam M. Nisbet
>Legislative Counsel
>American Library Association
>1615 New Hampshire Ave. NW
>Washington, DC 20009-2520
>Phone: 202-628-8410, x. 8202 or
>1-800-941-8478, x. 8202
>Fax: 202-628-8419

M. Claire Stewart
Head, Digital Media Services, Marjorie I. Mitchell Multimedia Center
Coordinator of Digitization Projects, Northwestern University Library
(847) 467-1437
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