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Join us for our next installment of CopyTalk, Thursday, March 5th at 11am
Pacific/2pm Eastern Time. *We ask that you please watch as a group when
possible as there are only 100 seats to the webinar (but an archived
version will be available). *
*3D Printing technologies in Libraries: Intellectual Property Right Issues.
In the past the use of photocopy, printing, scanning and related
technologies in libraries raised copyright issues alone. A new technology
is making its way into libraries; 3D printing technology now allows a
patron to create (print) three-dimensional objects as well. Patrons can now
"print" entire mechanical devices or components of other devices from
something as simple as a corkscrew to parts of a prosthetic body part.
Objects of all sorts can be created in library maker spaces. These
technologies raise not only copyright issues but now patent including
design patents, trademark including trade dress as well as copyright
issues. Learn about the legal issues involved and how the library can
protect itself from liability when patrons use these technologies in
library spaces and raise awareness of such issues among patrons.
Tomas Lipinski completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Marquette University
Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received the Master of Laws (LL.M.) from
The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, and the Ph.D. from the
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Lipinski has worked in a variety of legal settings
including the private, public and non-profit sectors. He is the author of
numerous articles and book chapters and has been a visiting professor in
summers at the University of Pretoria-School of Information Technology
(Pretoria, South Africa) and at the Graduate School of Library and
Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor
Lipinski was the first named member of the Global Law Faculty, Faculty of
Law, University of Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Belgium, in
Fall of 2006 where he continues to lecture annually at its Centers for
Intellectual Property Rights and Interdisciplinary Center for Law and ICT.
In October he returned to the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee to serve as
Professor and Dean of its i-School, the School of Information Studies. He
serves as a member of the IFLA Copyright and other Legal Matters Committee
and an IFLA delegate to the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Other
Rights. His current project is a book on legal issues in maker spaces in
libraries with Mary Minow and Gretchen McCord that should be available this
summer or fall.
As OITP’s Information Policy Analyst, Charlie Wapner provides analytical,
organizational, and logistical support to the ALA Washington Office as part
of a team developing and implementing a national information policy agenda
for America’s public libraries. He also lead’s OITP’s work on the policy
implications of 3D printing. Prior to working at ALA, Charlie spent
two-and-a-half years providing policy and communications support to members
of the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked first for Congressman Mark
Critz of Pennsylvania and then for Congressman Ron Barber of Arizona.
Charlie holds a B.A. in diplomatic history from the University of
Pennsylvania and an M.S. in public policy and management from Carnegie
*There is no need to pre-register for this free webinar!* Just show up on
March 5, 2015 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
***Note that the webinar is limited to 100 seats so watch with colleagues
if possible. An archived copy will be available after the webinar.***