May 19, 2014


SUBJECT:    A Brave New World - Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use in the Internet Age

With the advent of digital technologies and the internet, the legal landscape for academic activities from teaching and research to publication has been rapidly evolving. The wave of affiliation agreements between universities (including UCSD) and MOOC providers have made it more urgent than ever that faculty, administrators, graduate students and staff become as informed as possible about issues regarding copyright, fair use and intellectual property posed by universities' current policies and practices.

You are invited to the following workshop on intellectual property, copyright and fair use issues in the age of the internet to be held on Thursday, May 29th in the Faculty Club.

The Academic Senate and Administration have organized this educational workshop to bring the campus up to speed on these issues with the assistance of Kenneth Crews, a leading outside expert, and the participation of senior legal counsel from UCLA and UCOP. This will be an extraordinary chance to ask questions of guests and University attorneys about classroom teaching and fair use, IP protections and online/hybrid courses, copyright, publication and MOOC agreements, and University policy.

9:30 a.m. A Brave New World - Overview of Copyright, Fair Use and Intellectual Property by Kenneth Crews, Attorney, Gipson Hoffman & Pancione

Kenneth Crews served as Director of Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Office (2008-14) and as a member of the Law School faculty. He is currently in private practice in Los Angeles. Kenneth has been working on copyright, fair use, and education issues for over 30 years and was the founder of the first university copyright advisory office in the U.S. while at Indiana University. He also worked closely with the faculty Senate of the California State University System (1994-2004) on questions of fair use and distance learning as a consultant advisor. Read more about Kenneth at:

10:00 a.m. Questions and Answers, with Kenneth Crews, Amy Blum, Senior Campus Council at UCLA, and Angus MacDonald, Senior Council at UC Office of the President.

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Specialized Session 1 with Kenneth Crews: Specific Issues Raised in the Overview and Q & A sessions.

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Specialized Session 2 with Kenneth Crews: Fair Use and IP in Distance Learning - Faculty and Administration Needs.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Possible Next Steps with Kenneth Crews.

Please RSVP by May 27, 2014 to Alex Tea in the Senate Office at and indicate which of the sessions you plan to attend and whether you plan to attend the lunch.

Pradeep K. Khosla

Kit Pogliano
Academic Senate, San Diego Division