Lucy Prashker featured speaker on Intellectual Property and Academic Freedom

Lucy Prashker was a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Capital Area Technology Association in Albany, New York on April 16, 2014.

Ms. Prashker spoke to the Capital Area Technology Association on: “Intellectual property ownership, fair use and academic freedom; Searching for the elusive balance.”

Who owns the intellectual property that academic communities create?  And what limits exist on the rights of academics and students to use those works and the works of others?  Sometimes the answers are clear but sometimes they are not.  Using real life examples, taken from college halls and courtroom steps, the presentation illustrated the connections and tensions between intellectual property rights and academic freedom.

Co-presenting with Ms. Prashker was John Ellis, Executive Director of IT Services at the College of Saint Rose.  For additional details, visit