Thursday, February 22, 2007

Ball State's Fourth Annual Copyright Conference Earns CLE Credits

The Fourth Annual Copyright Conference sponsored by the Ball State University Libraries will be held at the Alumni Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2007. This year’s Conference is entitled Digital Trek: To boldly explore copyright in teaching and learning.

The Conference will include nationally-known copyright and intellectual property experts:

· Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communications University of Louisville
· Michelle L. Cooper, J.D., attorney in the Education Law Group at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP
· Kenneth Crews, J.D., Samuel R. Rosen II Professor in the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and in the IU School of Library and Information Science
· Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Director of the University Copyright Office at Purdue University and Associate Professor of Library Science
· Carl Johnson, Director of the University Copyright Licensing Office at Brigham Young University
· James R. Williams, J.D., attorney at DeFur Voran LLP, Ball State University's legal counsel for education law

For the second consecutive year, the Conference has been granted Continuing Legal Education Credits by the Indiana Supreme Court’s Commission for Continuing Legal Education. This year, the Conference has been approved for 5.7 CLE credits for practicing lawyers. The granting of these CLE credits is an acknowledgment of the quality of the qualifications and expertise of the Conference speakers.

Digital Trek will include presentations on the copyright concerns of Fair Use, The TEACH Act, a group case study, Google, and iTunes University. For additional information on the Conference, please visit the homepage,

For more information, contact Dr. Fritz Dolak, University Libraries’ Copyright and Intellectual Property Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean, University Copyright Center,, (765) 285-5330.


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