June 9-10, 2014
University Center, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Kenneth D. Crews
Kenneth Crews joined Columbia University in January 2008 as founding director of the Copyright Advisory Office (CAO). For more than twenty years, Dr. Crews has focused much of his research, policymaking, and teaching on copyright issues. He has published widely on the topic, and he is a frequent speaker at universities and meetings throughout the world. In 2008 he completed a study for the World Intellectual Property Organization (an agency of the United Nations), analyzing copyright statutes applicable to libraries in the laws of more than 150 countries.
Dr. Crews has been a leader on providing a better understanding of the relationship of copyright law to the needs of higher education. His first copyright book, Copyright, Fair Use, and the Challenge for Universities: Promoting the Progress of Higher Education, was published by the University of Chicago Press in October 1993, and it reevaluated understandings of copyright and policymaking at universities. A more recent book, Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators (new third edition, 2012), has been widely received as an insightful and practical source for understanding copyright law. Dr. Crews has been an invited speaker on college and university campuses and at conferences in 41 U.S. states and on five continents. He has participated in many governmental commissions and task forces addressing copyright issues.
Eric is the Music Special Collections Librarian at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research focuses on copyright and other legal issues concerning institutionally produced sound recordings, such as recordings of student recitals, school-sponsored performing ensembles and theater programs. Eric currently serves as the Chair of the Legislation Committee of the Music Library Association.