Inv. to Town Meeting: Fair Use after CONFU

Kristine R. Brancolini (brancoli@indiana.edu)
Tue, 19 Aug 1997 07:46:25 -0500 (EST)

As you can see, this message turned up on another listserv and I thought
it might interest some of you. I attended a similar Town Meeting in
Indianapolis last April. Of course, that was before May 19, the end of
the Conference on Fair Use, so this one will take a different approach.

Kristine Brancolini
Indiana University Libraries
brancoli@indiana.edu

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Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 23:49:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: HARPER, GEORGIA <GHarper@utsystem.edu>
To: liblicense-l@pantheon.yale.edu
Subject: Inv. to Town Meeting: Fair Use after CONFU

Please forgive any cross-posting.

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"Copyright Law in the Digital World:
Fair Use, Education and Libraries after CONFU (The Conference on Fair Use)"

Presented by the College Art Association (CAA), the American Council for
Learned Societies (ACLS), and National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
Heritage (NINCH)

Saturday, September 27, 1997, 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Portland, Oregon, on the campus of Reed College

On May 19, 1997, the Conference on Fair Use (CONFU) concluded that the
guidelines that had been under development for more than two years had
failed to achieve consensus support. The proposed guidelines, negotiated
by various copyright stakeholders representing creators, publishers, and
users of information, sought to interpret fair use in the development of
multimedia works, the creation and use of digital images, and the
transmission of digital media in distance education. The reasons this
effort fell short of its goals are anything but simple. The process
preceding this decisive action is documented in an interim report published
by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This document contains the
proposed guidelines, along with those covering electronic reserves and
making copies for interlibrary loan (that were ultimately not included in
the ratification process because participants could not reach agreement on
key issues). The interim report may be viewed at
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/confu/.

In the wake of this action, libraries, educators, and intellectual property
users continue to ponder the future of fair use. As libraries become more
heavily invested in the delivery and use of digital information, many
questions remain about how they should proceed -- regardless of agreement
or endorsement of guidelines. Educators and students are equally
perplexed with these issues as the traditional classroom and curriculum are
quickly being transformed by new technologies.

On Saturday, September 27, 1997, a "town meeting" in Portland, Oregon, will
provide an opportunity for the academic community to learn about the CONFU
guidelines and discuss the future of fair use in these contexts without
"official" guidelines. This town meeting is the fourth in a series of
programs supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in order
to help educators, librarians, and other interested parties learn more
about the CONFU process, the guidelines and fair use.

Speakers and panelists currently scheduled to participate include:

Gerald Barnett, University of Washington
Kathleen Cohen, San Jose State University
Kenneth Crews, Indiana University
Georgia Harper, University of Texas
Mary Levering, U.S. Copyright Office
J. Q. Johnson, University of Oregon
Maryly Snow, University of California, Berkeley

Other participants will be announced. For the latest information, please
visit: http://oregon.uoregon.edu/~csundt/pdx.htm.

Organizers include Georgia Harper, University of Texas System, and
Christine Sundt, University of Oregon

The program will be held in the Vollum Auditorium at Reed College, 3203
S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

"Copyright Law in the Digital World:
Fair Use, Education and Libraries after CONFU (The Conference on Fair Use)"

Presented by the College Art Association (CAA), the American Council for
Learned Societies (ACLS), and National Initiative for a Networked Cultural
Heritage (NINCH)

Saturday, September 27, 1997
Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland, Oregon

Registration

The registration for "Copyright Law in the Digital World: Fair Use,
Education and Libraries after CONFU (The Conference on Fair Use)" is $40.
Your registration includes a box lunch, conference materials, refreshments
and admission to the Conference. Seating is strictly limited.
Registrations invited from all interested persons. Electronic and faxed
registrations will be accepted with payment immediately following. Please
make checks payable to the College Art Association.

Lodging

Reasonable accommodations are available at hotels in downtown Portland, a
short commute to Reed College. For more information, please contact
Christine Sundt (csundt@oregon.uoregon.edu) or FAX 541/346-2205.

"Copyright Law in the Digital World:
Fair Use, Education and Libraries after CONFU (The Conference on
Fair Use)"
Saturday, September 27, 1997, Reed College, Portland, Oregon

Registration Form

Name: _________________________________________________________________

Nametag Name:__________________________________________________________

Title/Institution:__________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:__________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

Telephone:(___)_____________Fax:(___)____________
Email:_________________________________________

Vegetarian box lunch? Yes or No

Do you plan to attend the Bonus Session on September 26? Yes or No

Bonus Session: On Friday, September 26, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Prof. Kenneth Crews
will lead a workshop on copyright issues as they relate to higher education
and library services. This session will be useful background for analyzing
the issues encompassed in the CONFU report and on the agenda during the
next day's conference.

Electronic or faxed registrations accepted, with payment immediately
following. Please return your completed registration form and your check
payable to College Art Association to:

John Farmer
College Art Association
275 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Please send electronic reservations to: sball@collegeart.org
Fax reservations to: John Farmer, CAA, 212/627-2381

For general program information call: Christine Sundt, 541/346-2209 or
email csundt@oregon.uoregon.edu

We will send you additional conference information once we have received
your registration.

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Georgia Harper
Univ. of Tx. System
Office of General Counsel
gharper@utsystem.edu