Basics of Copyrights, Data, and Software Intellectual Property

Friday, February 02, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Building 3, 3-370
33 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

It has been said that content is king.  

Copyrighted works – whether media, software, or art – are a major portion of the world’s creative, intellectual, and economic output. As such, copyright issues affect musicians, artists, authors, and software programmers alike.  

This popular talk offers a fun and interesting look at the protection of your creative works of authorship whether developed in the lab at MIT or elsewhere.

Join Daniel Dardani, Technology Licensing Officer and intellectual property expert for an overview of copyright law, its history, practice, and relevance to your world and to the MIT community. 

Daniel will explore topics including: the nature of originality, fair use, open source, how copyrights can be licensed in the digital age, and others.

All are welcome. No prior knowledge about IP or the law is required.

To register for this event please contact Katrina Khalil via email:

This session is part of the Intellectual Property Lunch and Learn series co-sponsored by the MIT Libraries, the Technology Licensing Office, and MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

January 19: Lunch will be served between 11:30 - 12:30 PM, to be followed by Theses@MIT: Thesis Specifications and Copyright Issues.

February 2: Lunch will be served between 11:30 - 12:30 PM, to be followed by Data Privacy Law.

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