Saturday, November 5 • 8:30am - 9:30am
The Long Arm of the Law

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Once again, the Long Arm of the Law session lights the Charleston Conference stage!  In this year's session, returning favorite attorney Bill Hannay (Schiff Hardin LLP) will continue to inform the audience about the latest court cases and rulings that impact us in libraries and the information industry.  For example, did you know that in September 2016 the New Delhi high court dismissed suits by three international publishers against the sale of photocopied books and pages in Delhi University?  This is a verdict likely to have a wide-reaching impact on copyright laws in India.  Could the case have impact more broadly?  If we're fortunate, Bill will once again write and sing a special song for the session.

Also this year, we're particularly fortunate to be joined by first-time Charleston attendee Mark Seeley, General Counsel of Elsevier B.V. since 1995.  Mark serves as Senior Vice President, heading up a legal department of 10 lawyers based throughout Europe and the United States.  In his role, he is responsible for corporate organization and compliance, mergers, acquisitions, copyright policy and enforcement.  Mark is a well-known figure in our community: many of us have met and interacted with him over the years. Mark will speak about "A Day in the Life of a Publisher's Attorney."  There will be ample time for audience Q&A in this exciting new session. 

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Ann Okerson

Special Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian... Read More →

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William Hannay

Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP
William M. Hannay regularly represents corporations and individuals in civil and criminal matters, involving federal and state antitrust law and other trade regulation laws. He is an Adjunct Professor, teaching courses at IIT/Chicago-Kent law school in antitrust, intellectual property... Read More →
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Mark Seeley

General Counsel, Elsevier
MARK SEELEY, is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier, and splits his time between the Cambridge, Massachusetts office and the Amsterdam headquarters.  Elsevier is a leading publisher and information provider in science and health, and is part of the RELX group.  M... Read More →

Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403