Copyright, Copyleft: Intellectual Property in a Digital World

Copyright, Copyleft: Intellectual Property in a Digital World

Audrey Altman, SLIS MALIS candidate, introduced a panel of experts and moderator Jim Elmborg, Professor of Library and Information Science for the Digital Studio event “Copyright, Copyleft: Intellectual Property in a Digital World” on Thursday, September 26th at the lovely Old Capital Museum.

Three distinguished panelists spoke on different facets of intellectual property: Nicholas Johnson, Professor of Law, Kembrew McLeod, Professor of Communication Studies and independent documentary producer (and self-tagged “media prankster,” and Paul Soderdahl, Associate University Librarian for Information Technology.

The deeply interesting discussion included:

· the roots of copyright law

· how digitization has severely affected the uses and abuses of copyright

· how copyright has impacted the music industry

· the current landscape of authorship, scholarly endeavor and creative work

· how we, as digital citizens, can best navigate these waters.

Kudos to the Digital Studio for putting this informative panel together!