Publish AND Perish: Protecting Your Copyrights from Your Publisher-Scholarly Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Publish AND Perish: Protecting Your Copyrights from Your Publisher

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To advance in the academic world, faculty and graduate students must publish scholarly works. But technological innovation increasingly creates conflicts between scholars and their publishers. Can a professor post his article on his website? Can he distribute copies of the article to his class? Can he use elements of his article in new research? This workshop will explore the copyright issues that underlie these conflicts, and offer possible solutions.


Mary Jo Dively is Vice President and General Counsel for Carnegie Mellon University, where she oversees the wide range of legal issues involving the university in Pennsylvania, nationally and abroad. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, she was in the private practice of law for nineteen years, most recently as partner in the national law firm, Reed Smith, as head of its Technology, Media and Communications Group. Dively received her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute; co-chairs the Information Transaction Committee of the American Bar Association; is one of Pennsylvania’s appointed Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; is current Chair of the Board of Trustees of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UPMC Health System where she serves on both the Executive Committee and the Information Technology Committee.

Jonathan Band is a copyright attorney in Washington, D.C. He represents Internet companies, library associations, and universities on copyright and other intellectual property matters. He is one of Carnegie Mellon's outside copyright advisors.