[A2k] Mark your calendar: Fair use related event in DC Nov 18

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Wed Nov 5 11:32:33 PST 2014

Too Good to Be True: Are the Courts Revolutionizing Fair Use for Education,
Research and Libraries?

Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EST)
Washington, D.C.

A panel of experts will talk about key court cases such as UCLA v. AIME,
Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, and the high profile U.S. Supreme Court case
Kirtsaeng v. Wiley.

Mary Rasenberger is the newly appointed Executive Director for the Authors
Guild. Mary has worked in the area of intellectual property, technology,
and copyright law for 25 years. Prior to joining the Authors Guild, Mary
was a partner at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams and Sheppard where she counseled
publishing, media, entertainment, internet, and other technology companies,
as well as authors and artists in all areas of copyright and related
rights, including licensing, litigation, infringement analysis, policy,
enforcement and digital rights. From 2002 to 2008, Mary worked for the U.S.
Copyright Office and Library of Congress as senior policy advisor and
program director for the National Digital Preservation Program. Mary also
worked at other major New York law firms and for BMG Music.

Jonathan Band has represented a wide range of clients, including technology
companies and library associations, on domestic and international copyright
policy matters for more than 25 years. He has filed amicus briefs on behalf
of the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) in numerous important cases, such
as Kirtsaeng v. Wiley, Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, Authors Guild v.
Google, and the recently decided Georgia State e-reserves case. He also has
represented the Library Copyright Alliance in connection with the Marrakesh
Treaty for the print-disabled and the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's
ongoing review of copyright.

Brandon Butler is the practitioner-in-residence at the Glushko-Samuelson
Intellectual Property Clinic at American University's Washington College of
Law (WCL). At the clinic, Professor Butler supervises student attorneys who
represent clients in a variety of IP matters. Before joining the WCL
faculty, Brandon was the director of Public Policy Initiatives at the
Association of Research Libraries (ARL). While there, he worked on a host
of issues ranging from fair use to network neutrality to the PATRIOT Act.
He is a co-facilitator, with Professors Peter Jaszi and Patricia
Aufderheide, of the "ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic
and Research Libraries," released in January 2012.

RSVP for the event:

Manon Ress, Ph.D.
Knowledge Ecology International, KEI
manon.ress at keionline.org, tel.: +1 202 332 2670
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