If you are in the DC area (Crystal City, Virginia), consider attending a session on:
Licensing Content & Creative Commons @ CIL 2010 from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Here's the description from the conference brochure:
A302 – Licensing Content & Creative Commons (CC)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Lesley Ellen Harris, Author, Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians
Michael P Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian, Technology & Access Services, Nebraska Library Commission Chair, Information Technology and Access Round Table (ITART), Nebraska Library Association (NLA)
With the debate over copyright raging, some are calling for the end of the “all rights reserved” regime; schools and libraries are caught in the middle. What are the alternatives? Harris discusses licensing issues and strategies especially appropriate for libraries. Sauers talks about the principles of CC, the most respected alternative available today with its idea of “some rights reserved” as set by the content creators themselves. He shows how you can easily apply it to your intellectual property today, and how you can use CC to find material that you and your patrons can legally reuse in the creation of new content.