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Fair Use Day @ USC and in SL - Monday, October 27

Fair Use Day @ USC and in SL

TOMORROW (Monday, October 27), the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and Critical Commons, with support from the MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative, will host a day-long event on Fair Use and the Future of the Commons. The event will be held at USC's Annenberg Research Park, but parts of it will be streamed live into the IML island in Second Life, and they hope many HASTACers will be able to (virtually) attend.

Visiting presenters include Peter Jaszi, legal architect of the Center for Social Media's Best Practices in Fair Use guides, Eric Faden, creator of the viral Disney cutup A Fair(y) Use Tale, Eric Steuer, Creative Director of Creative Commons, who brought the world the remixable Wired CD, and Francesca Coppa, co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works. Please see below for the full event schedule (events that will be streamed into Second Life are in bold).

If you haven't already visited or contributed to the ongoing HASTAC Scholars Discussion Forum on "Fair Use & the Future of the Commons," hosted by Veronica Paredes & featuring Critical Commons, please check it out and add your thoughts and questions!

Fair Use and the Future of the Commons
Monday October 27, 2008

Annenberg Research Park and Institute for Multimedia Literacy
746 W. Adams Blvd


8:30 - 9:00am Coffee + registration

9:00 - 10:00am Keynote presentation
Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, American University

10:00 - 11:30am roundtable discussion:
the challenges of fair use

Moderator: Jennifer Urban, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic / USC
Participants: Phillip J. Ethington, Center for Transformative Scholarship/USC;
Peter Starr, University of Southern California; Eric Faden, Bucknell University;
Virginia Kuhn, Institute for Multimedia Literacy / USC

11:30 - 11:45am break

11:45 - 12:45pm Panel discussion:
agents for change

Moderator: Holly Willis, Institute for Multimedia Literacy / USC
Participants: Francesca Coppa, Organization for Transformative Works/Muhlenberg
College; Eric Steuer, Creative Commons; Steve Anderson, Critical Commons/USC

12:45 - 1:30pm lunch

1:30 - 3:00pm fair use showcase
Marsha Kinder, Director of Labyrinth Project + Eric Faden, Bucknell University

3:15 - 4:45pm workshop: rip, mix + learn
Hands-on strategies for ripping, downloading, and converting video for classroom use

5:00 - 6:00pm Reception


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