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.

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Rick Anderson

Assoc. Dean for Collections & Schol Comm, University of Utah

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Robert Boissy

Director of Account Development, 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, NISO... 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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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 →

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