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Friday, November 7 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Long Arm of the Law

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Slides from Bill Hannay
Slides from Laura Quilter

This is the 4th year of the Charleston Conference's legal update session.  We wondered if there would be enough to report (no big supreme court cases this time around), but... with copyright and legal matters, there's always something compelling.  Our two legal panelists (one new to Charleston and the other a repeat offender on this panel!) will offer views and insights on topics such as:

* The Wolters Kluwer-Aspen Law Connected Casebook program, in which casebooks would come with access to Aspen’s digital platform, offering wonderful digital bells and whistles.  However, students would be required to return the print books to Aspen at the end of the term. How do business models such as this relate to copyright law:  Do they undermine it?  Are they contractual and therefore over-ride the law?

* In the 2013 case of White v. West Publishing, two of the world's largest for-profit publishers asserted fair use over ingestion of millions of briefs into their databases, to which they sell full-text access.  In February 2013, the court issued a brief notice that it had decided the case in the publishers’ favor, and in July 2014, the district court issued a memorandum explaining that three of four fair use factors weighed in favor of fair use, while the remaining factor was neutral.   "For profit re-use" -- how do we understand this case?

* In May 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union famously ruled on the “Right to be Forgotten," meaning that "Individuals have the right - under certain conditions - to ask search engines to remove links with personal information about them."  Is this good for privacy?  Libraries?  Are there any parallels in the US?

Come to hear about these and other topics that our expert panelists will thoughtfully explicate, leaving time to ask questions.

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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 →

Laura Quilter

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Laura Quilter is the copyright and information policy attorney/librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She works with the UMass Amherst community on copyright and related matters, equipping faculty, students, and staff with the understanding they need to navigate... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403