Intellectual property is one of the most challenging areas in online media today, especially for those within the scientific community. Scientific content is being used for education, branding, marketing and sharing of data, but there is a lack of clarity about what is allowed and what is forbidden. Should anything paid for by government funding be usable by anyone? Is private content shareable to the world once released online? And what exactly is “fair use”?
At our next ScioDC event on Wednesday, June 1, from 5:30-7:30 PM, we will explore how copyright is being used (and abused) when dealing with scientific content online. In particular, we want to examine:
- What do science folks know (and need to know) about copyright?
- What is fair use? How is it being applied with respect to scientific content?
- How have other industries tackled this issue?
- How can you tell when you can reuse something you’ve found?
To discuss these issues, we have lined up several expert panelists:
- Aurelia Schultz, US Copyright Office
- Puneet Kishor, open science consultant
- Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR
- John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks
This event will be of particular interest to those in publishing and media fields. We invite anyone to come share their viewpoint as either a content creator or a user.
5:30 Gather for pizza and refreshments
6:00 Discussion starts
7:30 It’s a wrap!
As always, ScioDC is free to attend. See you there!
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