Columbia University Librarian Neal To Give Manges Lecture

April 1 Event At Columbia Law School Will Review Copyright Law Debates
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James O’Neill 212-854-1584  cell: 646-596-2935
March 25, 2008 (NEW YORK) - James G. Neal, (at left) Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University, will give the 21st annual Horace S. Manges Lecture on April 1 at Columbia Law School. Neal, who has represented the American library community on copyright issues before Congress and is a member of the U.S. Copyright Office Section 108 Study Group, will discuss the group’s recent work.
WHAT: 21st Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture: “A Lay Perspective on the Copyright Wars: A Report From the Trenches of the Section 108 Study Group.”
WHEN: April 1, 2008, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103, Amsterdam at West 116 Street; Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
SPEAKER: James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University
Media interested in covering the event should contact James O’Neill at 212-854-1584 or [email protected]
The Horace S. Manges Lecture & Conference Fund was established by the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in 1986 in memory of its esteemed partner, Horace S. Manges ’19. Mr. Manges was a distinguished trial lawyer and was counsel to leading writers and publishers and to the American Book Publishers Council (now the Association of American Publishers). A founder, officer and trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., he played an active role in the development of copyright legislation.
Columbia’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts was established to contribute to a broader understanding of the legal aspects of creative works of authorship, including their dissemination and use. The Center has encouraged the development of instruction at the Law School in topics such as intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, the regulation of electronic media, and problems arising from new technologies.
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.