MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Basics of Copyrights, Data, and Software Intellectual Property

Daniel Dardani

Jan/25 Wed 12:00PM-01:45PM 3-133, Pizza will be served

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/25

It has been said that content is king. 

Copyrighted works – whether media, software, or art – are a major portion of the world’s creative, intellectual, and economic output.   As such, copyright issues affect musicians, artists, authors, and software programmers alike.  This talk offers a fun and interesting look at the protection of your creative works of authorship whether developed in the lab at MIT or elsewhere.

Join Daniel Dardani, Technology Licensing Officer and intellectual property expert for an overview of copyright law, its history, practice, and relevance to your world and to the MIT community. 

Daniel will explore topics including: the nature of originality, Fair Use, open source, how copyrights can be licensed in the digital age, and others. All are welcomed. No prior knowledge about IP or the law is required.

This event is co-sponsored by the MIT Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS) 

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Sponsor(s): Technology Licensing Office, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Katrina Khalil, NE18-501, 617-253-6966,