The University Libraries’8th Annual Copyright Conference at Ball State, Digital Trek 2: The Wrath of ©han, was held at the Ball State University Alumni Center on April 20, 2011, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A total of 124 attended the Conference including attendees from seven different States from throughout the Midwest and East: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

Besides deans, lawyers, librarians, academic and K-12 faculty, media specialists, instructional designers, technology specialists, principals, and various and sundry directors, there were twelve K-12 students from Pike High School in Indianapolis in attendance as well.

The University Libraries’ Copyright Conference is the only annual intellectual property conference in the Midwest and furthermore, it is the only Copyright Conference in the United States that addresses both academic and K-12 intellectual property needs concurrently. This Copyright Conference is also unique in the United States in that the registration fees are less than $100 which includes a continental breakfast, snack breaks and a buffet lunch. Finally, this Conference is singularly the only intellectual property conference that is duly authorized to grant simultaneous Continuing Legal Education credits, Library Education Units, and Professional Growth Points to those attendees who need them for continuing education credits.

Speakers for the Conference are both nationally and internationally well-known and entail a wide and all-encompassing purview of intellectual property expertise:

• Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., University of Louisville
• Michelle L. Cooper, J.D., Bose McKinney Evans LLP
• Donna L. Ferullo, J.D., Purdue University
• Janice Pilch, M.A., M.S.
• James R. Williams, J.D., DeFur Voran LLP

For additional information about this Conference or the upcoming Ninth Annual Copyright Conference, ©opyright in ©asablanca, April 18, 2012, please contact Conference Chair Dr. Fritz Dolak.


 

Digital Trek 2: The Wrath of ©han

We are indebted to the generosity of our 2011 Sponsors.

Ball State's 8th Annual Copyright Conference

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, Ball State Alumni Center

Download the conference schedule in PDF format 

Digital Trek 2 Registration Page

Indiana Media Specialists and Teachers are eligible to receive four (4) Professional Growth Points (PGPs) or four (4) Contact Hours for attendance at Digital Trek 2.

The following sessions have been approved for General LEUs by the Indiana State Library:

    Warp 10 Galactic Glossary (1 LEU) 
    Decision Trees for Digitization Project (1 LEU)

The following sessions have been approved for Technology LEUs by the Indiana State Library:

    Cell Phone Jailbreakers, Unlockers, and Assorted DMCA Tactical Corrections (1 LEU) 
    iPad, Kindle, & E-Issues (1 LEU)

The Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education has approved Digital Trek 2 for 4.5 CLEs.


2011 Program

 8:30 -  8:45       Welcome Friends, Romulans, and Countrymen

 8:45 -  9:15       Warp 10 Galactic Glossary (1 General LEU)

 9:15 - 10:15      K-12 and Academic Ownership: Kirk, McCoy, and Spock

10:15 - 10:30     K-12 Copyright Policymaking: Raise Shields and Concepts at Impulse Power

                           Academic Copyright Policymaking: Raise Shields and Concepts at Impulse Power

11:15 - Noon      Cell Phone Jailbreakers, Unlockers, and Assorted DMCA Tactical Corrections (1 Technology LEU)

                           Starfleet E-Reserves

Noon - 1:00        Beam Me Up Buffet

 1:00 -  2:00       Student Use of Copyrighted Works

                           Case Law

                           Decision Trees for Digitization Projects (1 General LEU)

                           Fair Use

                           iPad, Kindle, and E-Issues (1 Technology LEU)

 2:00 -  3:00       Student Use of Copyrighted Works

                           Case Law

                           Decision Trees for Digitization Projects

                           Fair Use

                           iPad, Kindle, and E-Issues

 3:00 -  3:15       Recharge Your Phasers 2

 3:15 -  4:00       Open All Communicators for Q & A