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A Lecture on Open Access with Professor Rebecca Tushnet

Join the Georgetown University Library, the Bioethics Research Library, the Georgetown University Law Library and Georgetown University Press for a conversation about Open Access, what it means for your scholarship and how the University is pursuing Open Access policies. Professor Rebecca Tushnet of the Georgetown University Law Center will give an overview of the legal and practical implications of Open Access for scholarship and copyright. Following her presentation, representatives from the sponsoring groups will talk about their own initiatives in pursuit of Open Access.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below.

Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004.  Previously, she taught at New York University School of Law; worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property; and clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. Her publications include Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law; Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science; and Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It. She is the head of the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.

Questions? Contact Kate Dohe, Digital Services Librarian, at kd602@georgetown.edu or 202-687-6387.

Date(s): 
October 23, 2013
Time: 
11:00am-12:00pm
Location: 
Murray Room, 5th Floor, Lauinger Library
Contact Information: 

Kate Dohe, Digital Services Librarian
kd602@georgetown.edu, 202-687-6387

RSVP by: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
RSVP to: 
kd602@georgetown.edu