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Tomas A. Lipinski, J.D., LL.M., Ph.D.

Professor
 

Education

  • Ph.D., Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Library and Information Science, School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.; Taxation), The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • B.A. (History), College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.

Licenses

  • State Bar of Wisconsin, License Number #1009347, May 1984 to present

Academic and Professional Positions Held (Full and Part Time)

  • Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    • Executive Associate Dean, 2011-2012
    • Professor, 2011-2012
  • School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • Director, M.L.I.S. Degree Program, 2009-2010
    • Professor, 2008-2010
    • Associate Professor, 2003-2008
    • Co-Director (and founder), Center for Information Policy Research (CIPR),1998-2006
    • Assistant Professor, 1998-2003
    • Adjunct Instructor, 1994-1997
  • Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor 1998-present
    • Instructor, 1997
    • Teaching Assistant, 1996
  • Milwaukee Public Library, Milwaukee, Wis.
    • Librarian I and II, 1992-1994
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, 1992
    • Associate Librarian/Associate Director, H. Douglas Barclay Law Library, 1990-1992
  • American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Chicago, Illinois
    • Instructor, 1989, 1990, 1993
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, National Labor Relations Board Region 30 (Milwaukee), Milwaukee County Department of Labor Relations, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, and Cook & Franke, S.C. (Milwaukee)
    • Intern, Judicial Intern, Attorney-at-Law, 1981-1990

 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Books, monographs, and other publications

TOMAS A. LIPINSKI (forthcoming), THE LIBRARIAN'S LEGAL COMPANION FOR LICENSING INFORMATION RESOURCES and SERVICES (Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.) (2012).

TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, THE COMPLETE COPYRIGHT LIABILITY HANDBOOK FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS (2006) (Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.) [400+ pages].

TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, COPYRIGHT LAW AND THE DISTANCE EDUCATION CLASSROOM (2005) (Scarecrow Press, Inc.) [192 pages].

MARY MINOW AND TOMAS A. LIPINSKI, THE LIBRARY'S LEGAL ANSWER BOOK (2003) (American Library Association, ALA Editions) [361 pages]


Articles and papers

Tomas A. Lipinski (forthcoming), Emerging Legal Issues in the Collection and Dissemination of Internet-Sourced Research Data: Part IV, Copyright and Licensing, including Website Terms and Conditions of Use, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERNET RESEARCH ETHICS (2014).

Tomas A. Lipinski (forthcoming), Emerging Legal Issues in the Collection and Dissemination of Internet-Sourced Research Data: Part III, Privacy Issues in the Use of "Data" Collected from Online Forums, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERNET RESEARCH ETHICS, 2013.

Tomas A. Lipinski (forthcoming), Law vs. Ethics, Conflict and Contradictions in Information Law and Policy affecting Libraries, Schools and other Information Settings, JOURNAL OF INFORMATION ETHICS, 2013.

Tomas A. Lipinski, A Functional Approach to Understanding and Applying Fair Use, in 45 ANNUAL REVIEW OF INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ARIST) 525 (Blaize Cronin, ed. 2010) (pp. 525-621).

Tomas A. Lipinski, Green Light for Grey Literature? Orphan Works, Web-Archiving and other Digitization Initiatives—Recent Developments in U.S. Copyright Law and Policy, THE GREY JOURNAL: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON GREY LITERATURE, Spring 2009, at 11 (11-21), also available at http://www.greynet.org/thegreyjournal.html (ISSN 1574-1796).

Tomas A. Lipinski, Emerging Legal Issues in the Collection and Dissemination of Internet-Sourced Research Data: Part II, Tort Law Issues Involving Defamation, 2 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERNET RESEARCH ETHICS 57 (2009) (57-72).

Hannelore Dekeyser and Tomas A. Lipinski, Digital Archiving and Copyright Law: A Comparative Analysis, 12 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS LAW & POLICY 180 (2008) (180-224) [available at http://www.ijclp.net/].

Tomas A. Lipinski, Emerging Legal Issues in the Collection and Dissemination of Internet-Sourced Research Data: Part I, Basic Tort Law Issues and Negligence, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERNET RESEARCH ETHICS, January, 2008, at 92 (92-114). [available at http://www/uwm.edu/Dept/SOIS/cipr/ijire/.]


Chapters in books

Tomas A. Lipinski and Kathrine Henderson (forthcoming), Hate Speech in THE HANDBOOK OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM CONCEPTS (Rory Litwin editor, 2013).

Tomas A. Lipinski (forthcoming), Recent Copyright Issues in the Distance Education Classroom in HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN DISTANCE EDUCATION (3d edition, Michael Grahame Moore editor, 2012).

Tomas A. Lipinski, Copyright Concerns Confronting Grey Literature, in GREY LITERATURE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES, Chapter 6, pp. 85-109 (Dominic J. Farace and J. Schöpfel, eds. 2010) (K.G. Saur Verlag, Publishers, Inc.).

Hannelore Dekeyser and Tomas A. Lipinski, Digital Preservation of the Cultural Record in Archives: A Comparative Copyright Analysis, in ART & LAW (Bert Demarsin, et al. eds. 2008) (pp. 142-196).


Research projects conducted and grants received

Tomas A. Lipinski, Leo Van Audenhove and Luciano Morganti [Studies on Media Information and Telecommunications (SMIT), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Brussels, Belgium], Lifelong Learning Programme (Lifelong Learning: Erasmus, Jean Monnet), Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Union, The European Information Society in a Global Context, acceptance letter dated 09/08/2007, 20,980.00€.

Tomas A. Lipinski, Global Law Fellow, Faculty of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre [sic] for Law & ICT (ICRI) and the Centre [sic] for Intellectual Rights (CIR), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven), Belgium, November 2006 (Award includes invitation to present several lectures and to collaborate with and advise fellow researchers at ICRI and CIPR on several research projects. All travel and lodging and some meal expenses included in award. Approximate value: 2,500.00 €.). 

Tomas A. Lipinski, Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster (acceptance letter dated October 28, 2005, roster candidacy effective for five years). ("The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program differs from the traditional Fulbright Scholar competition in that the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) builds a roster of specialists in a variety of disciplines through an open application process. Applicants recommended by specialist peer review committees and approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board become candidates for Fulbright Senior Specialist projects.")


Papers and other presentations

Tomas A. Lipinski, Green Light for Grey Literature? Orphan Works, Web-Archiving and other Digitization Initiatives--Recent Developments in U.S. Copyright Law and Policy, paper presented at GL-10 (Grey Literature Tenth) Annual Conference, December 8 and 9, 2008, Science Park, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Kathrine A. Henderson, Richard A. Spinello and Tomas A. Lipinski, Prudent Policy? Reassessing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, paper presented at 2007 Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry [sic] CEPE, July 12-14, 2007, University of San Diego, San Diego, California.

Tomas A. Lipinski, Recent Legislative Developments Concerning Archives and Copyright, 5th Annual Medical History Symposium, Co-Sponsored by the Chicago Area Medical Archivists and the National Archives, Chicago, Illinois, at National Archives and Records Administration-Great Lakes Region, 7358 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60629-5898, from October 6, 2006.

Tomas A. Lipinski, Current Copyright Issues, Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin, 3rd Quarterly Business Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 20, 2005.


Editorial functions

LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS AND ARCHIVES: LEGAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN THE NEW INFORMATION ERA (Tomas A. Lipinski, Editor 2002) [334 pages].

Monograph Series Content Editor for THE LEGAL ADVISOR FOR LIBRARIES, ARCHIVES, AND OTHER INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS.


Participation in U.S. Copyright Office Policy-Making

United States Copyright Office Public Roundtables, Library of Congress , Docket No. 2010–4, Federal Copyright Protection of Sound Recordings Fixed Before February 15,1972, 76 FEDERAL REGISTER 26769 (2011)  (May 9, 2011),  Copyright Office Hearing Room, Room LM-408 of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., SE., Washington, DC, 20024. Transcripts available at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/meeting/transcript-06-02-2011.pdfand http://www.copyright.gov/docs/sound/meeting/transcript-06-03-2011.pdf. 

United States Copyright Office Public Roundtables, United States Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress, Docket No. 06-10801, Section 108 Study Group: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives, 71 FEDERAL REGISTER 70434 (December 4, 2006), DePaul University College of Law, Lewis Building, Room 1001, 25 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois, 60604, January 21, 2007. (Roundtable member and submission of written comments). Transcripts can be found at http://www.loc.gov/section108/roundtables.html. Submission of written comments can be found at http://www.loc.gov/section108/docs/Lipinski-UnivofWiscMilwaukee.pdf.

United States Copyright Office Public Roundtables, United States Copyright Office and the Office of Strategic Initiatives, Library of Congress, Docket No. 06-10801, Section 108 Study Group: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries and Archives, 71 FEDERAL REGISTER 7999 (February 15, 2006), Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237, Washington, D.C., March 16, 2006. Transcript is available at http://www.loc.gov/section108/docs/0316-topic1.pdf. Submission of written comments can be found at http://www.loc.gov/section108/docs/Lipinski_U-WiscMilwaukee.pdf.

Research Areas
  • Copyright, Information Law & Intellectual Property as pertains to:
  • Privacy and Free Speech
  • Ethics
  • Freedom of Inquiry
Affiliations

American Library Association, Office of Information Technology Policy, Copyright Education Subcommittee, member at large, 2010 to the present, Vice-Chair/Chair elect for 2013/2014.

Association of College and Research Libraries, Copyright Discussion Group, Chair, 2012-2013.

Association for Library and Information Science Education Board, Task Force on The Future of JELIS (and its possible release online), Member, 2012.

 

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