Copyright Advisory Services Past Events

LYRASIS Hosts Presentation About Columbia's Copyright Edcuation Study

On October 11, 2018 from 3pm-4pm EST LYRASIS will be hosting an online presentation given by Rina Elster Pantalony, Director, Copyright Advisory Services about the findings of Columbia's Feasibility Study on the Creation of a Virtual Center for Copyright Education for Professionals in Libraries, Archives and Museums.

This study was funded by a 2017 LYRASIS Catalyst Fund grant.  Registration is fee for both members and non-members of LYRASIS.

Navigating the Research Enterprise: Focus on Publishing - April 10, 2018

Columbia postdoctoral and graduate students, do not miss this program! Find out how to build your academic brand in the onine environment.

Join Columbia University's Office of Executive Vice President for Research, Columbia University's Copyright Advisory Services and Columbia University Libraries for a half day discussion on copyright issues related to scholarly communication and research, the use of social media in research, and publishing research output.  This program will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 2pm to 6pm in the Davis Auditorium.

Annual Fair Use Week Lecture - February 26, 2018

Join Columbia's Copyright Advisory Services for its second annual Fair Use Week Lecture, on February 26, 2018 at 10am in the Butler Library, Room 523

This year, we have invited Professor Tomas Lipinski as our guest speaker.  Professor Lipinski is the Dean of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  Holding both a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and and a Masters in Law (LLM) from The John Marshall Law School, Professor Lipinski will be tackling the thorny issue of the the application of fair use outside the United States, and whether we need an international treaty or international legal instrument to facilitate cross-border scholarly communications of digital materials.  His lecture is entitled "Exporting Fair Use: Challenges and Opportunities".  A more fulsome abstract of his lecture will be circulated prior to the event and there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the conclusion of his lecture.

SIA-WIPO JOINT SYMPOSIUM 2017: ADR for Art and Cultural Heritage Disputes - September 26, 2017

Join Columbia's Copyright Advisory Services, Queen Mary University of London's School of International Abritration and the World Intellectual Property Organization's Abitration and Mediation Center for a one day symposium at Columbia University examining the viability and applicability of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in resolving art and cultural heritage disputes.

What to Expect

This Symposium is an intensive one-day event that will explore the use of mediation and arbitration for the resolution of art and cultural heritage disputes, and discuss opportunities for tailoring ADR processes for such disputes.

Topics will include:

  • Contracts, intellectual property and disputes relating to art and cultural heritage
  • Benefits and limitations of ADR in the art and cultural heritage sector
  • Perspective of cultural heritage organizations and perspectives from the art market
  • Views from the perspective of the living artist
  • Learning from past cases
  • Institutional ethics and dispute resolution policies
  • Drafting efective mediation and arbitration clauses and
  • submission agreements
  • WIPO model clauses and submission agreements
  • Expertise of the tribunal; expert evidence
  • Expedited Arbitration
  • Confidentiality

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for both art market professionals and art and cultural heritage experts and administrators responsible for risk assessments and decision making, mediators, arbitrators, lawyers and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the mediation and arbitration processes and their application in the context of art and cultural heritage disputes.

Date, Place and Time

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Place: Room 523 Butler Library, Columbia University, See MAP

Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Symposium Agenda and List of Speakers

For the symposium agenda and list of speakers  SEE AGENDA

Speaker biographies are available HERE




Copyright Advisory Services of Columbia University, Columbia University Libraries thanks Herrick, Feinstein LLP for its patron sponsorship.

Media Sponsor


Copyright Advisory Services of Columbia University Libraries thanks TDM as its media sponsor.