Mary E. Rasenberger: Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age

On Friday, November 2, CDAS partner Mary E. Rasenberger will speak at the symposium Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform, at the Jerome L. Greene Hall, at Columbia Law School. Presented in cooperation with the U.S. Copyright Office, the symposium will address Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act and mass digitalization by libraries. What explicit exceptions should libraries have? How should Section 108 be revised? To what extent should libraries be able to engage in mass digitalization of published, in-copyright works in their collections? How and to whom may digitized materials be made available? How does Section 108, fair use, and licensing piece together?

In Ms. Rasenberger’s session, The Legal Landscape, she and the other speakers will overview these issues both in the U.S. and internationally; the U.S. Copyright Office’s plan for moving forward on §108 reform and other initiatives; the role of fair use; and review the recommendations of the Section 108 Study Group. Ms. Rasenberger will be joined by Maria Pallante (U.S. Register of Copyrights), Shira Perlmutter (Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, USPTO), Professor Jane Ginsburg (Columbia Law School) and Dick Rudick (Ret. General Counsel, John Wiley & Sons). Please click here for more details (including CLE information) and to register.

(And see Mary E. Rasenberger’s and Eleanor M. Lackman’s interview with Shira Perlmutter in the current issue of the ABA IP Section’s magazine Landslide).