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Tomas Lipinski

Lipinski Photo To Mentor or To Monitor, That is the Question: Evolving Roles for Institutional Actors within the Copyright Law -- A Section 512 Analysis and Critique

Tomas Lipinski
Co-Director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin—M ilwaukee

Copyright © Tomas Lipinski. Used with permission.
Date of Speech - April 10, 2006
Format - RealAudio®
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The Library Colloquium Committee, in cooperation with the ALA, ACRL, ACRL, and SLA student groups from the UIUC Graduate School of Libraray and Information Science, is pleased to present a talk by Tomas Lipinski, Co-Director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee.

About the Presentation:

This presentation will review legislative and judicial (limited) developments in the area of copyright law as well as industry initiatives that are shaping the role of information intermediaries such as libraries and schools from one of "mentor" to one of "monitor." Recent legislation such as the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) and TEACH (Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization) Act at the forefront of this change is analyzed (facial content analysis), including the respective documentary (legislative) history. The presentation highlights the increased burden placed upon the intermediary library or educational entity and should be of interest to those individuals concerned with the increasing legal leverage of the copyright owner, as well as those institutional stakeholders that face responsibility for compliance with the new requirements.

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