Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Against the Grain is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.

Against The Grain Journal

Charleston Library Conference 

Jun 24, 2019

In this week’s episode, the Long Arm of the Law session once again lights the Charleston Conference! Kenneth Crews, an attorney with Gipson Hoffman & Pancione, and William Hannay, a partner with Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP, inform us about the latest court cases and rulings that impact libraries and the information industry. As always, there are many new legal developments and even a sing-along. 

The session is moderated by Ann Okerson, the Special Advisor for the Center for Research Libraries.

The first presenter, Kenneth Crews, is currently an attorney with Gipson Hoffman & Pancione(pan-see-own) and was commissioned by WIPO to write an examination of educational and library  exceptions in copyright law around the world. Kenneth talks about International Agreements, US Statutes, and Copyright Office Regulations and how it’s not just the LONG arm of the law, but the MANY arms of the law.

Bill Hannay speaks on the Long Arm of the Law, as his whimsy takes him (in his words). He touches on some of the more interesting legal cases in recent history and ends with a rousing fight song.