Update, Aug. 20, 2007: In 2007, the Standing Committee on Copyright was merged into the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC) and is no longer active. At a joint meeting on May 3, 2006, the Committees agreed to recommend to the Provost to combine SLASIAC and SCC to form a comprehensive group that can evaluate, discuss and advise on matters concerning the academic use of scholarly information. The copyright policy development responsibilities of the SCC have been vested in a SLASIAC Standing Subcommittee on Copyright Policy, which was appointed on July 24, 2007.
The Standing Committee on Copyright's website is no longer being updated. [8/20/07]
Over many decades, the complex balance between the law
of copyright, institutional tradition, business processes, and individual
practice has evolved in ways that generally served the interests of institutions,
individuals, and the public. Rapid changes in technology, law, and business
are now compelling reexamination by all parties of their historic assumptions
and practices. As a result of these forces, the environment in which copyrighted
works are created, published and used by the Universitys academic
community is expected to be highly fluid for at least the next decade.
Broad and ongoing consultation, continuous planning, and carefully-considered
strategic action will be needed to inform the evolutionary development
of policies and practices that can successfully meet the challenges raised
by this period of turbulence and transition.
To help provide the guidance needed by the University, the Standing Committee on Copyright:
The Committee, established in early 2000, reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, and is chaired by Ellen Wartella, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost at the University of California, Riverside.