On July 30, MPublishing hosted the first Copyright Camp, an unconference that attracted people from the library, the university, and a wide range of writers and creators from across Michigan. Camp kicked off with a rousing keynote by Professor Jessica Litman of the U-M law faculty who made a call for a new movement to reclaim copyright law for readers. See her full paper here (PDF) and audio of the keynote here (MP3). Participants defined the rest of the program with discussions on everything from technical issues for unpublished works, documentary film permissions, and post-human copyright scenarios. 'We got great responses from the participants and already look forward to next year's Camp,' said lead copyright officer Melissa Levine. Just as camp ought to be.
Camp counselors included: Greg Grossmeier (Copyright Specialist), Shana Kimball (Michigan Publishing Services), Susan Topol (Open.Michigan), Bobby Glushko (Copyright Specialist), Brandon Weiner (Michigan Law School intern), Jessie Mannisto (School of Information intern), Mary Morris (exhibits and outreach).
Learn more at http://copyrightcamp.org