Copyright issues for academic authors and instructors

The University Libraries will host a presentation, "Copyright and the University: Identifying Issues for Academic Authors and Instructors," by Dan Cahoy from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on Penn State's University Park campus.

Cahoy, associate professor of business law in Penn State's Smeal College of Business, will discuss:

-- how to determine author rights and understanding the conveyance in publication agreements,

-- the nature of the classroom and fair use limitations in copyright, and

-- special concerns created by the use of digital media.


Cahoy researches in the field of intellectual property, and has published on the topic of patent and copyright contracts, including in the "Harvard Journal of Law and Technology," 2003. Additionally, Cahoy teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on intellectual property and competition law in the Smeal College of Business.


The presentation is open to the public. For additional information or questions about access or other special needs, contact Rachelle Eisenhower, Library Learning Services, at 814-865-9257.



Last Updated January 09, 2015