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17. Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management for Computer Graphics
Monday, Tutorial, 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Room 16 A-B
Level: Beginning/Intermediate

An in-depth look at the growing conflicts between the rights of owners and users of intellectual property.

Prerequisites
A basic understanding of public policy, its effect on our professional lives, how it is implemented, and how we can affect it.

Topics
Concerns of owners and users of intellectual property, origins of intellectual property rights and copyright, current laws regarding copyright (national and international), tension between copyright and free speech, digital-rights-management systems and the implications of their use, and possible activities of individuals, ACM, and ACM SIGGRAPH.

Organizer
Robert A. Ellis

Lecturers
Dan L. Burk
University of Minnesota

Barbara Simons
USACM
Stanford University

Schedule

Component 1: Background and Perspectives on IP, Copyright, and DRM
10:30 Copyright Overview
Burk
10:40 Copyright Basics
Burk
Component 2: Current Issues in IP, Copyright in Digital Media
10:55 Copyright and DRM
Burk
11:10 Current Laws
Court Cases
Proposed Legislation
Final Thoughts
Simons
Component 3: Questions and Discussion
11:50 Questions and Discussion
Burk and Simons



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