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Copyright and Trademark on Campus: Fair Use, Course Ownership, and the College Brand
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Zick Rubin and Brenda Ulrich will discuss recent legal developments in
copyright and trademark law that affect colleges and universities. The topics
- The dramatically developing law on educational fair
use of copyrighted materials in the classroom, online teaching, and electronic
reserves. Zick and Brenda will report on the latest act in the test case
brought by a group of publishers against Georgia State University, being
argued in November 2013 in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. They
will also provide practical tips on dealing with issues of educational fair
use at a time when the law is in flux.
- The percolating issue of faculty-member vs.
institutional ownership of copyright in college course syllabi and other
course materials, especially in the context of on-line courses and MOOCs.
- Developments in the arena of colleges' promotion and protection of
their names and "brands," especially in an era when students' and other
consumers' research about colleges often begins with a Google search.
Zick and Brenda will discuss approaches to identifying and protecting an
institution's most important marks, including trademark registration
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