32nd Annual Charleston Conference Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition
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Saturday, November 10 • 9:30am - 11:00am
The Long Arm of the Law

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As in the past two years, this edition of "Long Arm of the Law" will offer analytical updates about some of the most current, library-impacting legal cases, such as the Google Book Settlement, Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, the much-discussed Georgia State University e-reserves case, and the brand new ruling in the Authors' Guild vs. Hathi Trust case.

Additionally, this year's session will provide a global library component. To fulfil their mission, libraries need consistent international copyright norms, together with legal flexibilities known as "limitations and exceptions." In copyright systems, these L&Es provide balance between users and creators of protected works. After several years in development, IFLA is working with WIPO Member States to gain support for a binding international instrument (treaty) on copyright limitations and exceptions to enable libraries worldwide to preserve their collections, support education and research, and lend materials. To demonstrate what is needed, IFLA, together with the International Council on Archives (ICA), Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) and Corporación Innovarte, has produced a Treaty proposal (‘TLIB') to guide WIPO's Member States in updating limitations and exceptions for libraries worldwide. Winston Tabb, who has been leading this international effort, will give Charleston attendees a presentation about the all-important and ground-breaking TLIB, "The Draft Treaty on Copyright Exceptions and Limitations for Libraries and Archives."

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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 →
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Winston Tabb

Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, Johns Hopkins University
Winston Tabb became Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and director of the Sheridan Libraries in September 2002. He had been associate librarian at the Library of Congress.Since his arrival at Johns Hopkins, Tabb has accepted additional assignments as dean of the university's museums.As... Read More →
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Nancy E. Weiss

General Counsel, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nancy E. Weiss serves as General Counsel of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. In this capacity, she advises the Director, the National Museum and Library Services Board, and agency officials on the legal aspects of cultural activity, public-private partnerships, grant-making... Read More →

Saturday November 10, 2012 9:30am - 11:00am EST
Francis Marion Carolina Ballroom 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403