The latest episode on ATG: The Podcast features audio from the 2016 Charleston Conference “Long Arm of the Law” panel, presented by Ann Okerson, CRL; Mark Seeley, Elsevier; and William Hannay, Schiff Hardin LLP. Also, Katina Strauch brings us her famous “If Rumors Were Horses” column for the first time recorded live as a podcast! Listen now!
Session Description: 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.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.