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Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Pirates or Robin Hoods? Copyright and the Public Good

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The wide range of responses to Sci-Hub and other organized piracy operations has exposed, more than ever before, how much disagreement there is in the scholarly-communication world about the proper place of copyright protections. Does copyright law, as currently constituted in the US and the UK, provide a net benefit or cause a net detriment to scholarship and to the world at large? Has it outlived its usefulness?

If we grant that copyright is, on balance, a good thing, then we still need to talk about how broad the provisions of fair use/fair dealing should be, and how stringently copyright law should be enforced. And should we be thinking about copyright very differently in the academic sphere than we do in the arts? This panel session will present differing perspectives on these issues from several experts from around the scholarly-communication ecosystem, followed by discussion with the audience.

Moderators
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Rick Anderson

Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, J. Willard Marriott Library/University of Utah
Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication in the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. He has worked previously as a bibliographer for YBP, Inc., as Head Acquisitions Librarian for the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and as... Read More →

Speakers
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Robert Boissy

Account Development Director, Springer Nature
I have had various roles in scholarly publishing since 2003, and fifteen years as a subscription agent before that. I have library degrees from the University at Albany and Syracuse University. I like to talk about cooperative marketing projects between libraries and publishers... Read More →
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William Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property... Read More →
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Ann Okerson

Special Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian... Read More →


Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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