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Thursday, November 7 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Copyright: Do Librarians Matter

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Since the enactment of the first copyright statute in England in 1710, libraries have been central to the curation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge for the public good. Historically, however, librarians as a class of professionals central to copyright's objectives have rarely featured in national copyright laws. As copyright law struggles to adapt to rapid technological change, the role of libraries and librarians is also undergoing significant transformation. This talk addresses why librarians are still missing from many modern copyright laws and how the confluence of technological change, globalization, and copyright reform is fundamentally re-shaping how librarians and copyright law interact.

Moderators
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Ann Okerson

Senior Advisor, IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)

Speakers
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Ruth Okediji

Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm EST
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center