Experts to discuss copyright trends at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 05/27/2014

Contact:

Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
Washington Office
202-628-8410
jwright@alawash.org

LAS VEGAS—Hear about current copyright policy challenges and developments at the session "Copyright Hot Topics and Big Ideas," a conference program that will be held at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The session will take place from 1:00–2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Las Vegas Convention Center in room N256.

This panel presentation, modeled after Library Information Technology Association's "Top Tech Trends" conference program, will briefly highlight a number of copyright policy developments including copyright legislative reform, the status of the HathiTrust and Georgia State court appeals, and the newly established Authors Alliance. Panelists will discuss digital first sale, international copyright treaties on library and archive exceptions, global licensing, and the status of copyright exceptions for the blind and the print-disabled.

Speakers include Adam Eisgrau, lobbyist and consultant for the American Library Association Washington Office; Tom Lipinski, director for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science; Gretchen McCord, librarian and attorney for DigitalInfoLaw.com; Laura Quilter, copyright and information policy librarian for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Carrie Russell, director of the American Library Association Program on Public Access to Information.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2014, from 1:00–2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center (Room N256), 3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

WHO:

  • Adam Eisgrau, lobbyist and consultant for the American Library Association Washington Office
  • Tom Lipinski, director for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science
  • Gretchen McCord, librarian and attorney for DigitalInfoLaw.com
  • Laura Quilter, copyright and information policy librarian for the University of Massachusetts, Amhers
  • Carrie Russell, director of the American Library Association Program on Public Access to Information

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the American Library Association’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.

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