The American Philosophical Society Library is pleased to announce a FREE, one-day workshop featuring IP experts Peter Hirtle and Madelyn Wessel. This program is funded by generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
When: 9:30 - 4:30, Friday, June 8
Where: Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Because we have reached our capacity, registration for this workshop is closed.
The workshop will cover:
- Copyright basics
- Library exemptions and fair use
- Exercises on determining public domain status of library material
- Assessing fair use
- Recent federal judicial decisions of importance to libraries and copyright
This workshop is a great opportunity for librarians and archivists from repositories of all sizes to learn more about intellectual property laws. Bring your questions and learn from the experience of Peter Hirtle and Madelyn Wessel.
Peter Hirtle is a senior policy advisor in the Cornell University Library with a special mandate to address intellectual property issues. Previously at Cornell, Hirtle served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Collections and as the Associate Editor of D-Lib Magazine. He is an archivist by training with an MA in History from Johns Hopkins and an MLS with a concentration in archival science from the University of Maryland. Hirtle is a Fellow and Past President of the Society of American Archivists and is a member of its Working Group on Intellectual Property. He was a member of the Commission on Preservation and Access/Research Library Group's Task Force on Digital Archiving, the Copyright Office’s Section 108 Study Group, and the Copyright, Preservation, and Public Access Task Force of the National Recorded Sound Preservation Plan. He writes about copyright matters for the LibraryLaw.com blog. His book, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for Digitization for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, written with Emily Hudson and Andrew T. Kenyon, is available for free download at <http://hdl.handle.net/1813/14142>.
Madelyn Wessel is Associate General Counsel at the University of Virginia, focusing on intellectual property, copyright, licensing, technology, libraries, student affairs and civil rights. She has lectured and written on copyright, digital responsibilities, technology transfer, cloud computing, fair use and sensitive data compliance in recent years for groups such as NACUA, the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Art Libraries Society of North America, College and University Auditors, Digital Library Federation, Music Library Association, EDUCAUSE, and the Visual Resources Association. Madelyn teaches the graduate seminar in Legal Issues in Higher Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She served as Deputy and later Chief Deputy City Attorney for Portland, Oregon from 1989-2001 and as an Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Opinions Division, Massachusetts Department of Justice from 1987-1989. She clerked for Associate Justice David Brock of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1982-1983. Madelyn holds a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Boston University and has been admitted to practice in Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Oregon.