For immediate release | May 13, 2015

Expert to discuss copyright trends at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

SAN FRANCISCO—It’s been an exciting year in copyright law, with important precedents set on fair use and mass digitization, search engines, and what is protected by copyright. Join us at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference session “Copyright Litigation: The Year in Review (and What’s Coming Next).” The interactive session takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015, in San Francisco. The session will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in room 2018 of the West building.

Corynne McSherry, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will discuss the ways that recent court decisions—Georgia State, HathiTrust, Google Books—have interpreted fair use and the implications for education, research and equitable access. Additionally, McSherry will explore the potential implications of recent copyright leading decisions for libraries and their patrons, and what you need to know about upcoming copyright issues.


  • Corynne McSherry, legal director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

WHEN: Monday, June 29, 2015, 10:30–11:30a.m.

WHERE: Moscone Convention Center (West Building, Room 2018), 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the ALA’s Washington Office, at


Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

ALA Washington Office