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Graduate Student Research Skills Workshop — Copyright Essentials

Graduate Student Research Skills Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 3:30-5, Rice Hall Auditorium (Room 130 Rice Hall)

University of Virginia

Please join your fellow SEAS graduate students in this, the inaugural, Research Skills Workshop.  The topic—-Copyright Essentials.

With the Engineering School’s implementation in 2012 of a new digital-only deposit program for master’s theses and dissertations,  Engineering graduate students must address enhanced responsibilities for copyright, grants compliance, and other traditional author’s issues of privacy, defamation, and related concerns. Students will be required to sign a formal deposit license with the University Library as part of their degree completion process, and all theses and dissertations will be available worldwide.  Good advance planning and awareness of key copyright and other legal requirements are more essential than ever before. Madelyn Wessel from the Office of General Counsel will be here to talk about the library deposit license and the new Copyright Essentials materials that have been prepared to assist Engineering School students with this new program.  Some of the ways students can protect and share their scholarly and research works via Creative Commons and Open Source licensing, and other author’s rights issues will also be discussed.  The workshop will provide ample opportunities for Q & A.

Look for future announcements and other opportunities to learn and enhance your research skills in this new, monthly workshop series for the entire SEAS Community of Scholars.

Brought to you by the Graduate Student Module of the Strategic Plan Implementation Team and the Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs

The Honorable Justice Mr./Ms Engineer…

Trade Group Suggests Lawmaker With Tech Background For Supreme Court.

IDG (4/15, Gross) reports the Computer and Communications Industry Association is calling on President Barack Obama to “appoint a justice with a background in technology issues to fill an upcoming opening at the Supreme Court.” According to the CCIA, the Supreme Court “may face a number of tech-related issues in the coming years, including cases involving privacy, free speech, net neutrality and antitrust.” In his letter to President Obama, CCIA President and CEO Ed Black wrote that “US Representative Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat who represents part of Silicon Valley in California, would make a strong nominee,” as she “understands where the law and technology intersect,” and “has also acted as a watchdog when the government or others infringed on the privacy of Internet users.”

Reposted from ASEE First Bell, April 15, 2010

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