2010-02-17 Intellectual Property Law in the Internet Age, Kelly Kocinski

A joint ACM/Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Intellectual Property Law

in the Internet Age

Speaker: Kelly Kocinski

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5:30 pm -6:30 pm (Social Hour)

6:30 pm Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

820 N. Michigan, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Campus map

Admission: Free (General Admission, No Reserved Seats).

RSVP on the Chicago ACM website (chicagoacm.org)

Who owns your content on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn?

How do you protect your work from being stolen? What protections do you have if you are working to develop content that someone else has provided? This lecture and Q & A is aimed at addressing these and other online issues and offering advice on how to protect what  you have created for yourself and others and placed online or otherwise out in the world.

Kelly will discuss the state of copyright, trademark, and patent law, how the law is trying to catch up to the technological and content-based advancements of the online world, and common misconceptions about the laws as they exist today. She will also discuss how those working online  — whether on social media sites, blogs, or web development — and with technology in general can protect their content and insulate themselves from liability. Finally, there will be a group discussion and Q&A to specifically address the concerns of the audience.

Kelly Kocinski was a Staff Attorney and Development Director at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York, where she assisted artists of all disciplines with their legal and business issues, before forming her solo practice, which focuses on the needs of individual artists and small businesses with a specialization in Intellectual Property Identification and Protection. A Chicago native, she is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois. She teaches in the Design Management program at Pratt Institute. Kelly is also a professional modern dancer, a serious foodie, and a marathon runner. You can read more about her, her practice, and her blog at www.kocinskilawoffice.com

 Although there will be no food served at this event, you are free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.