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05/2008 Robert A. Baron. "Metaphor and Polemic in the Wars over the Public Domain," Art and Museum Law (A journal of the law and public policy of the visual arts and museums, ed. Kathleen Butler, Professor of Law.) Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-29. (A publication of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan Museums Association.) For additional information, see HERE. (A newly edited version of "Reconstructing the Public Domain," below.

Robert A. Baron. Musings on Infringement in the Modern World
Prepared for a discussion that took place at the United States State Department offices in Manhattan, 4/17/2007, on the occasion of a State Department invitation to four administrators of the copyright compliance unit of Beijing, China, to visit the United States.

04/2004 Robert A. Baron. Fair Use Failure -- Crisis in the Classroom.
DRAFT of a WORK in PROGRESS. Derived from preparation for conference:
"Battling for Ownership of the Arts: Who Controls Music, Film, Publishing, and Visual Communication."  Boca Raton, FL, Florida Atlantic University.
02/2003 Robert A. Baron. Fair Use Under Challenge.
A paper prepared for the CAA/NINCH Copyright Town Meeting. NYC. February, 2003.
Intellectual Property Programs at the
College Art Association 2003 Conference, New York City, February 2003

Including a NINCH Copyright Town Meeting

Copyright or Copywrong? -- an IFAR Program
The Supreme Court, Copyright Term Extension, and The Arts

Wednesday, November 6, 2002.
Contributing speakers: Franklin Feldman, Stephen E. Weil, Alice Haemmerli, Robert Baron, I. Fred Koenigsberg
Remarks on the Challenge to the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (Eldred v. Ashcroft) from the Perspective of the Art Historian.
Based on a talk by Robert A. Baron, Chair of College Art Association, Committee on Intellectual Property. Presented at an evening conference sponsored by the
International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR)

11/2002 Reconstructing the Public Domain,
(Metaphor as Polemic in the Intellectual Property Wars.)

by Robert A. Baron
Based on comments presented at the
VRA-ARLIS NINCH Copyright Town Meeting
The Changing Research and Collections Environment: The Information Commons Today
St. Louis, MO / March 23, 2002 (See shortened and revised version, above.)
College Art Association,
Amicus Brief re Eldred v. Ashcroft before the Supreme Court
College Art Association, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, February 21, 2002
Beyond Copyright: Do Artists Have Rights?
A panel discussion on the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA)
12/2001 Summary of the Status of Fair Use Rights. (not published)
NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, Chicago, March 3, 2001
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the College Art Association

Copyright as Seen from the Perspective of Rights-Holders and Publishers
Speaker and Program Guide
NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, Baltimore, May 18, 2000
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums

Copyright Confusion? Community Guides
The College Art Association's Q&A Guide to Copyright for Academics
04/2000 NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, San Francisco, April 5, 2000
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Visual Resources Association
Making the Public Domain Public
NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, New York, February 26, 2000
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the College Art Association

Intellectual Property Issues in the Academic Workplace:
The "Tug of War" between Faculty, University and Publisher
for Rights to the Products of Contemporary Education.
"Promotion of Distance Education Through Digital Technologies"

Docket No. 98-12A: Library of Congress Copyright Office
Comments of the College Art Association: 1999

By Robert A. Baron, CAA Committee on Intellectual Property
Kathleen R. Cohen, CAA Committee on Education; and
Jeffrey P. Cunard, CAA Counsel

College Art Association: Committee on Intellectual Property
Response to the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress request
for comments on Distance Education
(Also available on CAA site.) (2/5/99)

NINCH Copyright Town Meeting, Toronto, Canada, February 1998
in conjunction with the annual meeting of the College Art Association
On the Fair Use of Digital Images:
Program and Papers
09/1997 NINCH Copyright Town Meeting in Portland Oregon, September 27, 1997
Copyright Law in the Digital World:
Fair Use, Education and Libraries after CONFU.
Papers by Robert Baron:
02/1996 Copyright and Fair Use: The Great Image Debate,
Table of Contents and link to order form.
Gordon and Breach, February 1996, also published as a special issue of
Visual Resources (Vol. XII, Nos. 3 and 4.)
(Review by L.Kinney in CAA News.)
Editor's Introduction, Summary and Analysis (last edited: 3/17/2002)
03/1996 Digital Fever: A Scholar's Copyright Dilemma,
Text based on a pre-publication version of an article appearing in
Museum Management and Curatorship, Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 1996), pp. 49-64.
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