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Jan 2007: DRM TECHNOLOGIES & Higher Education: an online workshop

My inbox came up with this online seminar on Digital Rights Management (DRM) that people here might be interested in:

DRM TECHNOLOGIES & Higher Education: an online workshop

Are you interested in learning more about digital rights management
(DRM) technologies? Would you like to learn more about the current
state-of-the-art in DRM and its applicability to your campus? Do you
have concerns and questions about personal media, your students and
your liability? What is the future of DRM? What about open standards? Do they offer a future for the marketplace? These and other questions will be reviewed, discussed and considered in the upcoming workshop:


January 22 – February 2, 2007


Bill Rosenblatt, M.S., Founder, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Kimberly Kelley, M.L.S, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean, Academic Resources and Services, University of Maryland University College;

This workshop is part II of the first DRM workshop held in February,
2006. At the same time, this workshop is standalone; the previous
workshop is not a pre-requisite. Join the Center for Intellectual Property as we continue the discussion of DRM technologies and how
they impact higher education.

Workshop participants will:

* Review DRM technologies. – definitions, how it works, and the
technology components
* Examine the use of specific DRM technologies by institutions as
well as by the owners, publishers, and providers of digital
content-and some of the current technologies deployed (e.g., Apple
FairPlay; Microsoft Windows Media DRM);
* Examine DRM and copyright law including the special case of
libraries (Section 108 of the Copyright Act);
* Gain clarity on fact versus fiction in the realm of personal
media and campus life, including P2P file sharing and the TEACH Act
for distance learning;
* Examine the future of DRM including law, policy, open standards
and cross-industry collaboration
* Share experiences with DRM!

Please see the web site for detailed course objectives:


Early Bird Rates $125 !!!Early Registration Ends January 6, 2007!!!

Regular Rate: $150

Although the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) current policy is one of not using DRM in published electronic government documents, there is nothing other than good will to keep them from using such technologies in the future.

Therefore it is important to learn what we can. Then educate our Members of Congress so they can keep DRM out of our no-fee fully functional government information.

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