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This course is co-facilitated by Lila Bailey, Jishnu Menon and Tara Wheatland.
Lila Bailey is counsel for Creative Commons, based in San Francisco, California. Before coming to CC, Lila was an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she practiced Internet-related litigation and counseling, focusing on novel copyright and privacy issues. Lila also worked for the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie, where she devoted significant energy to her pro bono work for the Internet Archive. Lila was also an Intellectual Property Fellow with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2007. She earned her law degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and holds a degree in philosophy from Brown University.
Jishnu Menon is Legal Counsel for Adobe Systems Inc. in San Jose, California. His practice focuses around all aspects of product support, including compliance with laws, product marketing support, intellectual property counseling and licensing, for many of Adobe's Creative Suite products, which include award winning boxed software and cutting edge software as a service offerings. Prior to joining Adobe, Jishnu was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he provided legal guidance to a wide range of technology companies.
Tara Wheatland is a lawyer specializing in copyright law. She was a research fellow for the Copyright Principles Project at Berkeley Law School, collaborating with a group of copyright experts from academia, industry, and private practice, to draft a comprehensive policy proposal for U.S. copyright reform. In April 2010, she assisted in organizing a conference at Berkeley Law School celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the Statute of Anne, the first modern copyright law. Prior to her fellowship at Berkeley, Tara clerked for the Court of Appeals of the State of Alaska. She earned her law degree at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
This is a course for educators who want to learn about copyright law in the education context under US law. P2PU offers similar courses for other jurisdictions, so check if there is one for yours. Educators who are not in the US are free to sign-up as well, but the examples and legal details will focus on the United States.
The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction. By answering the case scenarios and drafting and discussing the answers in groups, the participants learn:
The goals of this course are: