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Deciding to Digitize: Legal, Ethical, and Copyright Considerations
Dates: February 14-March 11, 2011 (Register by February 4)
Instructor: Peggy Hoon, J.D.
Description: The advent of digitization, combined with the widespread access to the Internet, has forever changed how we access and interact with information. Every one of us, in varying degrees, relies upon digital technology and digitized materials at work, home, and play.
Our computers, cell phones, and other devices deliver digital content to us daily: e-mail, text messages, documents, e-books, journals, databases, and web sites with images, graphs, photos, and animations. We also use fax machines, scanners, digital recorders, cameras, memory cards, DVDs, CDs, HDTV, and game consoles. Almost invisible to us, too, are the digital elements embedded in our cars, appliances, security systems, and air conditioning.
Our belief in the advantages and inevitability of a digitally dominated world, including digital versions of our cultural past, places us at a fascinating point in history where “born digital” and “digitized” works exist side-by-side. This raises numerous critical and important questions, particularly for copyright holders and for those who face the decisions of what, when, and how to digitize.
Course goals include: