Copyright Limitations and Exceptions: from access to research to transformative use

Saturday, April 12, 2008, 9am – 4:15pm
Room 4047, Duke Law School, Durham, North Carolina

This international workshop will focus on the introduction of new – and the use of old – flexibilities in the copyright system in order to promote greater access to scientific and scholarly knowledge, particularly in the digital environment. It will also explore ways to foster creative or “transformative” uses of digital content.

“Amending the Copyright Act for the Digital Environment: A Panel Discussion.”

Friday, April 11, 2008
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
209 Manning Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Libraries, archives, and museums find copyright law fails to address many situations in the electronic information age. A March 2008 report by the Section 108 Study Group proposes solutions that could be the subject of new legislation.

This panel will review the new report and provide unique insights from within the Study Group, from the field of academic libraries and scholarly publishing, and from the European perspective.

Panelists include:
* Lolly Gasaway, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina School of Law and Co-Chair of the Section 108 Study Group
* Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke University Libraries
* Javier Hernandez-Ros, Head of Information Market Unit, European Commission Information Society Directorate