COPYRIGHT & MARKING GOVERNMENT WORKS:
WHY KEEP THE PUBLIC GUESSING?

Harding Hall Auditorium
US Government Printing Office
Washington DC
November 2, 2006

9:00 am - 9:30 am  Registration

9:30 am - 9:45 am  Welcome
Judy Russell, Managing Director, Information Dissemination (Superintendent of Documents), U.S. Government Printing Office

Government Works vs. Government Information
Copyright and Marking US Government Works Background & Definitions (presentation, .ppt, 724KB)
Bonnie Klein, Chair, CENDI Copyright Working Group, Defense Technical Information Center

Stakeholder Panels -- Why do it?
9:45 am - 10:45 am   What's in it for Government?

Harmonization & Interoperability:  Federal Enterprise Architecture Data Reference Model
The Data Reference Model and Intellectual Property (presentation, .ppt, .5MB)
Data Reference Model: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/egov_docs/DRM_2_0_Final.pdf
Suzanne Acar, Senior Information Architect and Co-chair, Federal Data Architecture Subcommittee, Office of the Secretary (OCIO), Department of Interior
Bryan Aucoin, Chief Architect, Intelligence Community Enterprise Architecture, Director of National Intelligence DNI/CIO

Copyright Issues for the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Digital Image Library
Copyright Issues in a Mixed Public/Private System (presentation, .ppt, 9.6MB)
Dr. Annette Olson, Biodiversity Scientist, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey

Accountability and Preservation:  The Naval Research Laboratory Online Bibliography Project (presentation, .ppt, 173KB)
James King, Chief Librarian, Naval Research Laboratory, Ruth H. Hooker Research Library

BREAK

11:00 am -12:00 pm   What's in it for Citizens? 

Creative Commons (presentation, .pdf, 8.7MB)
Web Site:   http://sciencecommons.org/
Thinh Nguyen, General Counsel for Science Commons  
Creative Commons is a working model of "some rights," rather than all rights reserved by copyright owners. It has three components that work in concert. Mr. Nguyen will talk about the purpose, architecture and the world-wide diffusion, adoption and legal acceptance of Creative Commons.

1.   Commons Deed, which is a simple, plain-language summary of the license, complete with the relevant icons http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses.
2.   Legal Code, which is the fine print of a license that will stand up in court.
3.   Digital Code, which is a machine-readable translation of the license that helps search engines and other applications ala Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/technology/. An application example is Google's Advanced Search "Usage Rights" field http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=29508.

Wikipedia (no presentation to post)
Web Site: http://www.wikipedia.org
Brad Patrick, Interim Executive Director and General Counsel, Wikipedia
Wikipedia  is a collective collaborative information resource. It has established policies, rules and standards to identify and document image copyrights. See the Wikipedia image tags for Public Domain/Government Works (Under "P" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_copyright_tags#Guidelines ) and archive of copyright discussions. Mr. Patrick spoke about the impact of copyright on the operations of Wikipedia and other social collaboratives. He addressed the costs in research time and product quality when copyright concerns prevent incorporation of material in a Wikipedia entry.

12:00 pm-1:30 pm   LUNCH on your Own

Stakeholder Panels -- How to do it.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm   Who's doing what within government?

US Geological Survey Visual Identity System
ROI of a Visual Identity System at USGS (presentation, .ppt, 5.7MB)
Web Site: http://www.usgs.gov/visual-id. Policy: http://www.usgs.gov/usgs-manual/500/550-1.html
Leslie McElroy, Internal Communications Officer, US Geological Survey

Government Printing Office:  Future Digital System (FDsys) (presentation, .ppt, 332 KB)
Web Site: http://www.gpo.gov/projects/fdsys.htm
Nancy G. Faget, Sr. Planning and Development Specialist, GPO Library Services & Content Management

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Technical How-to  

Mets Rights
METSRights and related Topics
 (presentation, .ppt, 100KB)
Web Site:  http://www.loc.gov/standards/mets/profiles/00000002.html
Sally McCallum, Library of Congress

Journal Archiving and Interchange Document Type Definition (DTD)
NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tagset  (presentation, .ppt, 87KB)
Web Site: http://dtd.nlm.nih.gov/
Jeff Beck, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM)

BREAK

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm   The Fine Print:  Legal Considerations
(Introductory presentation .ppt, 253 KB)

Developing a "Government Work" Symbol and Legend
Moderator: John Raubitschek, Patent Counsel, Department of Commerce
Implementation Issues
Robert Kasunic, Principal Legal Advisor, United States Copyright Office
(Associated presentation .ppt, 287 KB)

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm   Wrap-Up & Next Steps

ADJOURNMENT