Denison Lecture Examines Copyright Challenges
Posted: November 8, 2010
Author and attorney Jane Ginsburg will discuss “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright,” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Denison University’s Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Communication, Phi Beta Kappa academic honorary and the Spectrum Series, is free and open to the public.
Ginsburg’s lecture will address two key challenges to copyrights — an author’s ability to bargain over a book contract, and the development of technologies, such as the Internet, that disseminate information outside traditional copyright channels. These challenges can hinder an author’s ability to benefit financially on the publication of their work and lead to questions about the artistic control over ideas in an age of open-source information sharing.
Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University and Director of Columbia’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. She teaches legal methods, copyright law, and trademarks law, and is the author or co-author of several books.
The Spectrum Series at Denison embodies exploration across the liberal arts. It fosters connection and collaboration among the college’s major lecture, performance, exhibition, and academic programs. The 2010-11 academic year theme is Technology and Community.
CALENDAR LISTING, Denison University, Granville — Author and attorney Jane Ginsburg lecture: “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Denison University’s Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marlaine Browning at 740-587-6206 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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