[PAST EVENT] Stanley H. Mervis Lecture, Professor Pamela Samuelson on "Mass Digitization of Cultural Heritage"

April 5, 2016
3:30pm - 5pm
Law School, Room 127
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Mass digitizing books from research library collections may well be a fair and noninfringing use under recent appellate court rulings. But to show more than a few small snippets of text may not be. Advances in technology now make it possible to create digital libraries of millions of works and to provide access to those books to millions of people. Economic and technological challenges now seem surmountable, but copyright obstacles loom large. This talk will consider several strategies for overcoming the copyright obstacles and why it is so important to do so.

About Professor Samuelson

The following is excerpted from Professor Samuelson's faculty biography at law.berkeley.edu. For her complete biography, please visit the link below.

Professor Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. Since 1996, she has held a joint appointment at Berkeley Law School and UC Berkeley's School of Information. Samuelson is a director of the internationally-renowned Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, as well as on the advisory boards for the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, and the Berkeley Center for New Media.

She has written and published extensively in the areas of copyright, software protection and cyberlaw. Her recent publications include: The Google Book Settlement as Copyright Reform, 2011 Wisc. L. Rev. 478; Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement, 34 Colum. J. L. & Arts (forthcoming 2011); Google Book Search and the Future of Books in Cyberspace, 94 Minn. L. Rev. 1308 (2010); Statutory Damages in U.S. Copyright Law: A Remedy in Need of Reform, 51 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 439 (2009) (with Tara Wheatland); and High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey (with Stuart J.H. Graham, Robert P. Merges, & Ted Sichelman), 24 Berkeley Technology L. J. 1255 (2010).

The Stanley H. Mervis Lectureship in Intellectual Property was created in memory of Stanley Mervis in 2003 by his family and friends. Mervis, a member of the William & Mary Law School Class of 1950, was patent counsel for Polaroid Corporation for most of his career and was actively involved in important patent and intellectual property issues.

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