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Director of Copyright Advisory Office to give Lecture on Scholarly Communication

Kenneth D. Crews, director of the Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University, will give the 2013 Lecture on Scholarly Communication, sponsored by the UGA Libraries. The lecture is titled “Copyright and the Academy: The Battle Turns to the Courts.”

Crews, the expert witness for the university defendants in the Georgia State University case involving fair use of materials for teaching, will speak May 20 at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.

Crews’ presentation will offer insights into cases and pending developments in Congress. It also will examine reasons why the copyright issues that were once the domain of respectful agreement have escalated (or deteriorated) into litigation.