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Brian Cockburn Brian Cockburn's principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, and intellectual property.
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Phone: 8-6978

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Copyright@JMU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

About Copyright@JMU

The Copyright Coordinator is charged with coordinating the efforts with copyright implications of multiple units.   This coordination includes:

  • Empowering scholars, instructors and learners
  • Providing "Best Practice" tools
  • Delivering instruction through programatic and effective modes
  • Minimizing risk to individuals and the institution
  • Assisting in confidently assert rights
  • Being responsive to and commucate new developments

The Copyright Coordinator offers educational programs for a wide variety of groups.  In 10-11 we sponsored or gave 19  programs; 6 were primarily for teaching faculty. The remaining were available for any employee of JMU.

The Coordinator's main activity is consulting with faculty, staff and students about specific copyright questions.  Scores of these have included topics that are now covered by this website.  Others are specific to individual projects.

Anyone who would like to discuss a specific issue, or is interested in attending or arranging an educational program, is encouraged to call the Copyright Coordinator at 540-568-6978 or to send an e-mail to Brian Cockburn at briancckbrn@jmu.edu.