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Copyright Camp logo. Image of a tent, tree, and copyright symbol.Copyright is endlessly interesting, intriguing, and debatable – but only at Copyright Camp is copyright fun! Join us on June 20 from 1 to 5 pm. Registration is free – register here. This event fills quickly, and we want to be sure to have enough bunks – I mean chairs – for everyone. Our theme this year is about copyright and data. We’ll kick off with a keynote from Michael Carroll, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law and founding board member of Creative Commons. His talk will be about “Sharing and Hoarding Research Data: Copyright, New Federal Funding Requirements and More.” Carroll will discuss the copyright framework that applies automatically to research data as it is generated, compiled or visualized, new requirements likely to emerge from federal funding agencies in response to a new directive from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the role of informal expectations in scientific disciplines about annotating and sharing or hoarding research data.

Not enough fun for you? Here’s the part where you get involved: after Carroll’s talk, U-M community members will facilitate a series of breakout sessions to further examine data and copyright issues relevant to our institution. Bring  your questions, experiences, and ideas to the discussion. Topics proposed for breakout sessions include: data control and access, emerging citation and attribution strategies and tools, data repositories, and emerging models that encourage secondary research uses of data.  Yes, there will be ice cream to go with that data.

The University of Michigan Library hosts Copyright Camp 2013 along with cosponsors Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC), the Open.Michigan initiative in the Office of Enabling Technologies at the Medical School, the Office of Research and Sponsored ProjectsInteruniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), and Information and Technology Services (ITS).

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