I have now been a non-resident fellow at CIS since 2004. My work currently looks at copyright duration in a comparative and international context, and with the help of my brilliant students at Tulane, we are building a software tool --the Durationator -- to make usable the past once more. We hope to have it complete and available for use sometime in the Fall 2008.
""dtSearch provided the tool to take on the challenge of searching the records," says Elizabeth Townsend Gard, creator of the Durationator project in 2007 and now Director of Research and Development at the Durationator's home company, Limited Times, LLC, as well as a tenured professor at Tulane Law School. "Then, Contegra (suggested by dtSearch) took us over the top. They designed and added features to make it easy for libraries, content owners and creators to use the system. Read more about Tulane Law School's Copyright Lab Leverages the dtSearch® Engine with Contegra Development Work for Durationator® Worldwide Copyright System
"But lately, startups have learned to use the internet to their advantage whenever possible. “The climate for startups has improved since 2010,” Elizabeth Townsend Gard. social entrepreneurship professor at Tulane University, said last week. “With today’s Internet tools, you can start a business much more quickly and less expensively, and can often do it without a lawyer, an accountant or a web designer.” She unveiled a podcast with students early this year in far less time than it took to launch a bigger business in 2015." Read more about Business startups are on the rise, helped by Internet tools
"Townsend-Gard dreams of a world where librarians and researchers and students don’t have to waste time on copyright determinations. “I really believe that copyright should be more like electricity, where you don’t have to figure out how it’s made,” she says. You should just be able to hit a button and get your answer." Read more about The Copyright Mavericks
""We get questions all the time about, 'Can you help me with my patent?' But we couldn't until we got certification," said Elizabeth Townsend Gard, a Tulane Law School faculty member and co-director of the Tulane Center for IP, Media & Culture.
Townsend Gard said in each of the past three years, her intellectual property class has done about 100 trademark searches for people. Read more about Tulane, Southern law clinics offer entrepreneurs intellectual property help
"“It turns out there’s a lot of weird questions that come up,” Townsend Gard says. The substitution of a comma for a colon in a book’s title can be enough to skew the results. “That the data is that picky is a problem.”" Read more about Internet Archive Hopes to Help Libraries Make Available Books Once Thought Trapped By Copyright