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Friday, November 10 • 8:30am - 9:30am
The Long Arm of the Law

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Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage!  In this year's session, returning favorite attorney Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP) will continue to inform the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry.  For example, did you know that in September 2016 the New Delhi high court dismissed suits by three international publishers against the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University? And that in 2017, the publishers dropped the suit?  Could the case that Hannay reported last year have impact more broadly?
If we're fortunate, Hannay will once again write and sing a special song for the session.
New to Charleston (but not to international librarianship) is Ruth L. Okediji, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  She teaches contracts, international intellectual property (IP), copyright, and other courses on law and development.  As one of the foremost authorities on international intellectual property law, she has advised governments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the UN.  She was recognized by Managing IP as one of the world's 50 influential leaders in the field.  Her recent book, Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.
As always, there are many new legal developments that will intrigue the Charleston audience.  Perhaps we will hear about the suit that Louisiana State University brought against Elsevier?  Or the European Union hitting Google with $2.7 billion of fines for breaking anti-trust law?  Or how about Germany's new law under which Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies could face huge fines for failing to remove hate speech?  And did you know that Facebook beat a Privacy lawsuit in the US, over user tracking?
There will be ample time for audience Q&A in this exciting new session.

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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Throughout my work at the Yale University Library and also the Center for Research Libraries, the opportunities and challenges facing international librarianship have had a compelling interest for me.  For 25 years, I've also worked on these issues through participation in IFLA (the... Read More →

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William M. Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
Bill Hannay regularly counsels corporations and individuals with respect to federal and state antitrust law, intellectual property law, and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust and international business... Read More →
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Ruth Okediji

Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Ruth L. Okediji is a renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development. She holds the William L. Prosser Professorship at the University of Minnesota Law School where she... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401