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Saturday, August 17 • 8:00am - 9:30am
SESSION 602 - Intellectual Property Legislation and Litigation Update

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The pace of change in the intellectual property landscape makes it challenging to remain current. Bringing together expertise from both the legal and archival worlds, this panel reports on the current status of evolving issues in the legislature and the courts and discusses the impact on archives. Topics may include the Authors Guild lawsuits, the Georgia State University case, the Association for Information Media case against UCLA, and legislative action on Section 108 and orphan works.

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Peter Hirtle

Alumni Fellow, Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center
Hirtle is a past president of SAA and a member its Working Group on Intellectual Property. The author of a book and numerous articles on intellectual property and archives, he also created the "Copyright Term and the Public Domain" website

William Maher

University Archivist, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
William Maher is a past president of SAA, a member of its Intellectual Property Working Group and a regular representative of SAA at WIPO. He is the instructor for SAA's course Copyright: The Archivist and the Law.
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Aprille C. McKay

Lead Archivist for University Archives, Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan
Aprille McKay is the Lead Archivist for University Archives at the Bentley Historical Library. She holds a JD, is the chair of SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, and has co-authored a book published by SAA: "Rights in the Digital Era".

Elizabeth Townsend-Gard

Tulane University Law School

Saturday August 17, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am CDT
Grand Ballroom D

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