April 4, 2006
Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law
Professor of Library and Information Science
Director, Copyright Management Center
Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis
A leading copyright expert and a frequent presenter at state and national events, Professor Crews focuses on issues that are important to research, teaching, and publishing. Specific topics that will be covered include author negotiation of rights with publishers, the Open Access movement in scholarly communications, fair use in the digital environment, and orphan works and their impact on use of digitized materials.
Professor Crews brings his academic and professional experiences to academe on topics such as copyright, intellectual property, international intellectual property, constitutional law, political history and library science. An engaging speaker, he will provide you with the foundation for copyright in higher education so that you can better determine how to observe copyright compliance in your work at Case and beyond. His practical examples on technology, transmissions, web graphics, liability, and how technology has affected recent copyright law will help you use materials wisely, and uphold the law.
Kenneth Crews earned his undergraduate degree in history from Northwestern University, received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and earned his M.L.S. and Ph.D. from UCLA’s School of Library and Information Science. He practiced general business and corporate law in Los Angeles for ten years. Crews has authored several books including Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education, and Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators.