Phi Beta Kappa Sponsors Guest Lecturer

Phi Beta Kappa will host Visiting Scholar Jane Ginsburg at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Student Union Building Georgian Room.

Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia Law School, will present a public lecture entitled “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright.” While at Truman, Ginsburg will also guest lecture in two sections of Truman’s Legal Environment of Business class and converse with students in a less-formal coffee gathering.

In her public lecture, Ginsburg will discuss the lack of bargaining power that authors have in the copyright system today in comparison to publishers and other exploiters to whom authors cede their rights.

Also, Ginsburg will touch on the advent of new technologies of creation and dissemination of works of authorship which challenge traditional revenue models and call into question whatever artistic control the author may retain over her work.

Ginsburg holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Harvard Law School and the University of Paris. While at Harvard, she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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