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Technology and copyright laws to be addressed at USD forum

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Center for Teaching and Learning and University Libraries are sponsoring a program by Mickie A. Piatt, J.D., an expert in copyright law and the impact of technology, at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 29 at the Muenster University Center Ballroom.

Piatt’s program is part of a series of presentations on copyright and mobile computing initiatives by the Center for Teaching and Learning and University Libraries. As advances in technology continue to answer business demands, questions about copyright laws become even more important. These presentations have been developed to help enhance campus awareness regarding this issue.

An associate professor of law and executive director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Piatt has written and lectured extensively on topics concerning automated legal research, intellectual property, legal issues in information science and legal issues relating to artificial intelligence. Piatt has developed a continuing education workshop for information professionals working with copyright issues in an electronic environment and on law and the Internet.