Copyright: If you're interested, go to a meeting

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                      "COPYRIGHT & THE CULTURAL COMMUNITY"

                    January 11 - Chicago Historical Society
                       February 4 - Syracuse University
          February 26 - College Art Association Conference, New York
         March 7 - Triangle Research Library Network, North Carolina
      April 5 - Visual Resources Association Conference, San Francisco
       May 18 - American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Baltimore

With support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the National Initiative
for a Networked Cultural Heritage announces a new series of six Copyright
Town Meetings for the cultural community during the year 2000.

The series of day-long and half-day meetings builds on the popular 1997-98
Town Meetings on Copyright & Fair Use, organized jointly with the American
Council of Learned Societies and the College Art Association, which focused
on the Conference on Fair Use and its aftermath.

The 2000 series of Town Meetings will be held in Chicago, Syracuse, New
York City, Chapel Hill, San Francisco and Baltimore and will be hosted by
the Chicago Historical Society, Syracuse and Cornell Universities, the
College Art Association, the Triangle Research Library Network (North
Carolina), the Visual Resources Association and the American Association of

Issues to be covered by the meetings include changes in copyright law as it
affects working online; fair use and its online future; the status of the
public domain; ownership and access of online copyrighted material;
distance education; and the development and implementation of institutional
and organizational copyright policies and principles.

A hallmark of the Town Meetings will be the balance of expert opinion and
audience participation. Speakers to date will include among others: Robert
Baron, Howard Besser, Kathleen Butler, Kenneth Crews, Eric Eldred, Dakin
Hart, Peter Hirtle, Tyler Ochoa, Rodney Petersen, Christine Sundt, Barry
Szczesny, Sandy Thatcher, Richard Weisgrau and Diane Zorich.

For full details on the Town Meetings, including information about
registration and any admission fees, agendas and speakers as they are
announced, as well as for later reports on the meetings, see

For a full report on the 1997-98 Town Meetings series, see

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