Open Source Database Licensing Panel – NYC 4/21

The Institute for Information Law & Policy and the International
Intellectual Property Society present: Open Source Database Licensing

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: NY Law School 185 West Broadway NYC Room W201
RSVP: Naomi Allen at naomi.allen*at* Refreshments will be served.

Database owners are increasingly seeking ways to make their data
available so that others can contribute to and build on their work. This
“open data” movement emphasizes the importance of sharing data for both
scientific development and humanitarian response. The willingness of
database owners to make their data available for re-use depends on their
ability to impose conditions on that release, which requires
consideration of the varying levels of copyright protection afforded to
databases across jurisdictions.

Please join us for a panel presentation focusing on the challenges
associated with balancing the advantages of “open data” with the need
for database owners to impose conditions on release. The speakers will
address the current state of copyright protection afforded to databases
and strategies for encouraging database sharing.

Janelle C. Bonanno, Graduate Research Fellow, New York Law School
Christopher Cotter 3L, New York Law School
Rachel DeLetto, Graduate Research Fellow, New York Law School
Cynthia Grady 2L, New York Law School
Chris Holmes, The Open Planning Project; Chair, Project Steering Committee, GeoServer
Molly Beutz Land, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School
James Vasile, Software Freedom Law Center; Board Member, Open Source Matters