[Libs-Or] Registration Now Open "Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property Rights and Visual Media", 3/30/17 Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Tatiana Bryant tatiana.bryant at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 09:49:05 PST 2017

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to announce
that registration is now live for Can We Do That?: Intellectual Property
Rights and Visual Media, which will be held in on Thursday, March 30, 2017
at this Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). This workshop will be
co-hosted by the PNCA and the University of Oregon Libraries, and is open
to cultural heritage professionals, the information and educational
communities, and to anyone interested in visual culture. For those of you
who also plan to attend Online Northwest (http://onlinenorthwest.org/) on
Friday, March 31, this represents a unique opportunity to make a long
weekend packed with high-level programming! Can We Do That? is one of four
workshops being offered in the second year of the VRAF Regional Workshop
Program.  The VRAF is grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for their
continued support of this exciting opportunity to partner with cultural
heritage and educational institutions, and to Emporia University’s School
of Library and Information Management for their additional sponsorship of
this workshop.

 A thorough understanding of intellectual property rights can be a
challenge for lawyers, let alone for information, academic, and cultural
heritage professionals, and the application of copyright restrictions on
visual media can induce a sense of alarm and uncertainty dependent upon
specific circumstances.  This workshop will provide a clear focus on U.S.
copyright law, intellectual property rights, and fair use as they pertain
to the use of visual media (e.g., images and moving images) within the
academic, archival, library, gallery, and museum environments.  Educational
usage, securing publication rights, creative reuse, rights statements,
licensing, and the public domain will be explored within the context of
case studies, including those provided by participants in advance of the
workshop.  Participants will also be introduced to tools and resources to
help them and their constituents in making appropriate decisions regarding
appropriate use and dissemination of visual media.

Can We Do That? will be taught by Cara Hirsch, Associate General Counsel at
the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which owns and operates the Solomon
R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, as well as the Peggy Guggenheim
Collection in Venice.  Cara supports the Guggenheim’s legal affairs in a
wide variety of areas including intellectual property.  Prior to the
Guggenheim, Cara was Deputy General Counsel for Artstor, a nonprofit
organization whose mission is to use digital technology to enhance
scholarship, teaching, and learning in the arts, humanities and other
fields. Among her duties at Artstor, Cara collaborated in refining
Artstor's intellectual property and other legal strategies for the
organization.  She also supervised the rights review and clearance process
for media collections in the Artstor Digital Library, a digital image
resource that makes available to nonprofit institutions over 1.7 million
digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Prior
to her work at Artstor, Cara worked as an Associate at the law firms of
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Andrews Kurth LLP, where she practiced in
the field of intellectual property.  She served as Co-Chair of the
Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the Visual Resources Association
from 2011-2014.  Cara received her J.D. from Fordham University School of
Law and her B.A., with distinction, from the University of Michigan at Ann

To register for Can We Do That? visit http://tinyurl.com/j4slq32. The fee
for this day-long workshop is $125.  For more information, or if you have
questions about registration, feel free to contact Betha Whitlow, VRAF
Director, bwhitlow at wustl.edu. For questions about the Pacific Northwest
College of Art venue, please contact Serenity Ibsen, Interim Director of
Library Services at PNCA, sibsen at pnca.edu.
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