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  1. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

        Speaker Biography

        Jack Bernard is associate general counsel with the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, where he has worked for over sixteen years. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property, First Amendment, academic freedom, library law, student rights, privacy, security, computing and cyberlaw, media rights, and disability law. During the eleven years prior to this work, he clerked for a federal district court judge and had been an academic administrator and/or instructor at Macalester College, Saga Daigaku, and the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, he teaches at the Schools of Law, Information, and Education, as well as at the Ford School of Public Policy and, occasionally, the Ross School of Business. In 2009, he received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award as well as the First Decade award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Bernard earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a master's degree in higher education from the University's School of Education. He studied neuroscience at Macalester College.


        Imitation, Flattery, and Getting Nowhere: A Look at the Blurred Lines at the Intersection of Who's Copying Whom

        GSLIS Room 126

      2. 4:00 pm

        Speaker Biography:
        Jack Bernard is associate general counsel with the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, where he has worked for over sixteen years. His primary areas of practice include intellectual property, First Amendment, academic freedom, library law, student rights, privacy, security, computing and cyberlaw, media rights, and disability law. During the eleven years prior to this work, he clerked for a federal district court judge and had been an academic administrator and/or instructor at Macalester College, Saga Daigaku, and the University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan, he teaches at the Schools of Law, Information, and Education, as well as at the Ford School of Public Policy and, occasionally, the Ross School of Business. In 2009, he received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award as well as the First Decade award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys. Bernard earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a master’s degree in higher education from the University’s School of Education. He studied neuroscience at Macalester College.


        Yes, Virginia, You Can Digitize Millions of Books: Copyright, HathiTrust, and the Legacy of Libraries

        GSLIS Room 126


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