Workshops on Digital Scholarship Series: Kevin Smith on Intellectual Property
Space limited - sign up here by Thursday Dec 1. All interested graduate students are welcome, but priority will be given to recipients of the FHI's Graduate Digital Scholarship Initiative seed grants.
This workshop will address the general topic of intellectual property ownership in a digital, collaborative environment. While it will be largely driven by the issues raised by participants, the broad set of topics will include the basics of copyright protection, including works made for hire; issues around joint creation; the question of what is publication; reuse, fair use and transformation; and the role of agreements, contracts and licensing.
Kevin Smith is a librarian and a lawyer who was hired as Duke's first Scholarly Communications Officer in 2006 and now serves as the Director of the Scholarly Communications Office, located in the Perkins Library. His principal role is to advise faculty, students and administration about copyright, licensing of intellectual property and scholarly publishing. In addition, Kevin participates in a number of policy making groups and initiatives, both at Duke and with several national organizations. He is a frequent author and speaker on the topic of intellectual property in higher education, and he is presently preparing a manuscript dealing with those issues for the University of Chicago Press.