American Bar Association
 
Section of Intellectual Property Law: University Intellectual Property Law  

Section of Intellectual Property Law:
University Intellectual Property Law

 

Committee Event

American Bar Association

Section of Intellectual Property Law

Committee on University Intellectual Property Law

 

PUBLIC ACCESS TO FEDERALLY FUNDED RESEARCH:

COPYRIGHT AND OTHER ISSUES

 

A Brown Bag Session

 

April 9, 2012

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

 

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Does mandating free online access to papers resulting from federally funded research violate the Copyright Act or treaty obligations?  A distinguished pair of panelists will discuss this question, in the context of the broader policy issues raised by such open access mandates.  They will consider the pending Federal Research Public Access Act, as well as the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy.

 

The panelists will be Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Elsevier, and Peter Suber, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Hulbert, University Attorney at Harvard and Vice-Chair of the Committee on University Intellectual Property Law. 

 

The event will be free to the public, as well as members of the Committee. Lunch will be served.

  

Remote Access Instructions

 

A live webcast of the event will be hosted at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/events/2012/04/publicaccesstoresearch for interested parties who cannot attend the event in person.

 

Alternatively, participants can access an audio stream of the event at the following conference call coordinates:

Toll Free:  1-877-817-1622

International:  1-312-895-5770

Passcode:  822 159

 

Time permitting, there will be a question and answer session at the end of the presentation.  Remote participants are encouraged to submit questions for the speakers by emailing publicresearchaccess@gmail.com.

 

Additional Background

 

For more background on the topic, please see: http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/comadd.cfm?com=PT040200&pg=3.

 



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