Subcommittee on Copyright & Licensing
The goal of the Committee on Libraries & Information Resources [CLIR] Subcommittee on Copyright Issues is to promote knowledge of copyright for the benefit of librarians, scholars, and educators in the field of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Past ASEEES Conference Panels on Copyright Issues


42nd ASEEES Annual Convention, Los Angeles
November 18-21, 2010

Roundtable on “Copyright Wars: Finding a Balance between Rights and Access to Copyrighted Works in Slavic and Eurasian Studies” (November 18, 2010)

The roundtable explored the experience of academic faculty, publishers, and librarians in applying copyright law, particularly with respect to exercising fair use, assessing copyright status, and obtaining
copyright permissions. The discussion covered national and international copyright issues, open access, and scholarly publishing practices in the field of Slavic and East European studies. It underscored the responsibility shared by scholars and librarians to ensure that scholarly information remains accessible to people in all parts of the world, and to work toward creating a durable and sustainable information society.



41st AAASS Annual Convention, Boston
November 12-15, 2009

Roundtable on “Practical Copyright Considerations for Slavic and Eurasian Research, Teaching, and
Librarianship” (November 14, 2009)

The roundtable explored a range of copyright issues relevant to scholarly publishing, education, and librarianship, from the perspective of scholars, research libraries, and vendors of information resources. Presenters discussed application of the copyright law, provided updates on recent developments in national and international law, offered practical advice on handling copyright issues, and they fielded questions from the audience to promote lively discussion.



40th AAASS Annual Convention, Philadelphia
November 20-23, 2008

Session for the Faculty Digital Resources Workshop on “Copyright in the Research and Academic
Environment” (November 20, 2008)

Led by Janice Pilch (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Michael Newcity (Duke University), the session introduced researchers to the basics of copyright and introduced specific applications, with examples in both print and digital contexts. Emphasis was on works created in Slavic and East European countries. It covered:


39th Annual AAASS Convention, New Orleans
November 15-18, 2007

Panel on “Copyright and the Changing Arena of Scholarly Communication in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies” (November 15, 2007)



38th Annual AAASS Convention, Washington, DC
November 16-19, 2006

Panel on “International Copyright Law and the Post-Communist World” (November 16, 2006)



37th Annual AAASS Convention, Salt Lake City
November 3-6, 2005

1) Session for the Faculty Digital Resources Workshop on “Digital Copyright 101” (November 3, 2005)

Led by Janice Pilch (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), the session outlined the basics of copyright law as it applies to digital works being used by academics and educators in Slavic, East European and Eurasian studies.

2) Roundtable on “Digital Copyright: Practical Approaches” (November 4, 2005)


3) Panel on “Licensing Issues for Slavic and East European Materials: The Sequel” (November 5, 2005)



36th Annual AAASS Convention, Boston
December 4-7, 2004

Panel on “Copyright and Licensing Issues for Slavic and East European Materials” (December 6, 2004)