Band, Policy Bandwidth
Robert Brauneis, George Washington University Law SchoolJune Besek, Columbia Law School
Caleb Crain, Author
Nico van Eijk, University of Amsterdam
Niva Elkin-Koren, University of Haifa
James Gleick, Author
Daniel Goldstein, Brown Goldstein Levy
Eric Hellman, Unglue.it
Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center
Ariel Katz, University of Toronto
Stanley N. Katz, Princeton University
Molly Land, New York Law School
Jake Linford, Florida State University
Jessica Litman, University of Michigan
Lateef Mtima, Howard University
Valerie Small Navarro, ACLU of California
Mark Patterson, Fordham University
Aaron Perzanowski, Wayne State University
Matthew Sag, Loyola University of Chicago
Christopher Sagers, Cleveland State University
Pamela Samuelson, University of California at Berkeley
Stuart M. Shieber, Harvard University
Jule Sigall, Microsoft
John Thompson, University of Cambridge
Elizabeth Townsend-Gard, Tulane University
Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation
Jessamyn West, Librarian.net
Eric Zohn, William Morris Endeavor
All affiliations are listed for identification purposes only.
June M. Besek joined the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts in 1999, where she oversees studies on national and international intellectual property issues. She was formerly Director of Intellectual Property at Reuters America Inc. and, before that, a partner at Schwab Goldberg Price & Dannay in New York. She is an active member of the ABA Intellectual Property Section and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. She received her B.A. from Yale and J.D. from New York University.
Caleb Crain has written about history and literature for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, and other magazines. He's the author of American Sympathy, a study of friendship between men in early American literature, and Necessary Errors, a novel that will be published by Penguin in August 2013. He writes the blog Steamboats Are Ruining Everything.
Nico van Eijk is Professor of Media and Telecommunications Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam). He studied Law at the University of Tilburg and received his doctorate on government interference with broadcasting in 1992 from the University of Amsterdam. He also works as an independent legal adviser. Among other things, he is the Chairman of the Dutch Federation for Media and Communications Law (Vereniging voor Media- en Communicatierecht, VMC), a member of the supervisory board of the Dutch public broadcasting organisation (NPO) and chairman of two committees of The Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER).
James Gleick is a journalist, formerly with the New York Times, and the author of several books exploring the effects of science and technology, including most recently The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. He founded The Pipeline, a New York City–based Internet service, in 1993; was the first editor of the Best American Science Writing series; and is active on the boards of the Authors Guild and the Key West Literary Seminar. His website is at http://around.com.
Since 1986, Dan Goldstein, a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, a Baltimore, Maryland law firm, has been engaged in disability rights law, principally on behalf of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). As counsel for the NFB, Dan has participated in its national strategy to make websites, workplace software applications, ATMs, voting machines, cell phones, and eBook reading devices accessible to the blind and others with print disabilities.
Dan represented the NFB as an intervening defendant after the Authors Guild sued a consortium of universities, seeking to impound the digital scans of their library collections. On October 10, 2012, in a landmark ruling, Judge Baer of the Southern District of New York, granted judgment in favor of the defendants, ruling that making digitized copies of the library collections for full expressive use by the blind and searchable for all members of the university communities was a fair use. The decision also held that the Chafee Amendment allows the universities to make those digital collections accessible to all blind readers around the country.
Eric Hellman, President of Gluejar, is a technologist, entrepreneur, and writer. After 10 years at Bell Labs in physics research, Eric became interested in technologies surrounding e-journals and libraries. His first business, Openly Informatics, developed OpenURL linking software and knowledgebases, and was acquired by OCLC in 1996. At OCLC, he led the effort to productize and expand the xISBN service, and began the development of OCLC's Electronic Resource Management offerings. After leaving OCLC, Eric began blogging at Go To Hellman. He covers the intersection of technology, libraries and ebooks, and has written extensively on the Semantic Web and Linked Data. Eric has a B.S.E. from Princeton University, and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University
Roy Kaufman is Managing Director of New Ventures and is responsible for expanding service capabilities as CCC moves into new markets and services. Prior to CCC, Kaufman served as Legal Director, Wiley-Blackwell, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and formerly a member of, among other things, the Copyright Committee of the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers and the legal working group of ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) project. He formerly chaired the legal working group of CrossRef, which he helped to form. He speaks frequently on issues of copyright, artists’ rights and anti-piracy, having presented to groups including: AAP’s Rights and Permissions Advisory Committee, the New York City Bar Association, the Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association and Nurture Art. Roy is Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet and author of two books on publishing contract law. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of copyright, licensing, new media, artists’ rights, and art law. Roy is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., European Cultural Studies) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), where he served as Executive Notes Editor of the Columbia-VLA Journal of Law and the Arts.
Ariel Katz is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, where he holds the Innovation Chair in Electronic Commerce and is the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. His general area of research involves economic analysis of antitrust and intellectual property law, with allied interests in electronic commerce, pharmaceutical regulation, the regulation of international trade, and particularly the intersection of these fields. Prior to joining the University of Toronto Professor Katz was a staff attorney at the Israeli Antitrust Authority. While there, he litigated several merger appeals and restrictive arrangements cases before the Antitrust Tribunal and negotiated regulatory settlements. Professor Katz teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw, and the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. Professor Katz received his LL.B. and LL.M from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his SJD from the University of Toronto, and is currently an Engelberg Fellow within the Hauser Global Program at NYU Law School.
Stanley Katz is President Emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the national humanities organization in the United States. Mr. Katz graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1955 with a major in English History and Literature. He was trained in British and American history at Harvard (PhD, 1961), where he also attended Law School in 1969-70. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy, and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime. He is the Editor in Chief of the recently published Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, and the Editor of the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise History of the United States Supreme Court. . He also writes about higher education policy, and publishes a blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Formerly Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor of the History of American Law and Liberty at Princeton University, Katz is a specialist on American legal and constitutional history, and on philanthropy and non-profit institutions. The author and editor of numerous books and articles, Mr. Katz has served as President of the Organization of American Historians and the American Society for Legal History and as Vice President of the Research Division of the American Historical Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Newberry Library and numerous other institutions. He also currently serves as Chair of the American Council of Learned Societies/Social Science Research Council Working Group on Cuba. Katz is a member of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, the American Antiquarian Society, the American Philosophical Society; a Fellow of the American Society for Legal History, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Society of American Historians; and a Corresponding Member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He received the annual Fellows Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by Pres. Obama) in 2011. He has honorary degrees from several universities.
Molly Land is Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School. Drawing on her human rights expertise and background as a litigator in the areas of intellectual property and technology, Professor Land’s scholarship focuses on access to knowledge and the intersection of intellectual property, information law, and human rights. Her current work explores the extent to which human rights law can provide a foundation for claims of access to the Internet as well as the opportunities and challenges for using new technologies to achieve human rights objectives. Professor Land’s articles have been published in the Yale, Harvard, and Michigan journals of international law, among other places. Prior to joining New York Law School, Professor Land was a Visiting Lecturer in Law and the Robert M. Cover / Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School.
Jake Linford is an assistant professor at Florida State University College of Law. His research focuses on intellectual property, with an emphasis on the intersections between the intellectual property, commerce and speech clauses of the Constitution; rights in real and intangible properties; and the place of common law doctrines in the current statutory intellectual property regime. His articles have appeared in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and the Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy. He teaches courses in copyrights, trademarks and unfair competition, contracts, and bioethics.
Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice in Washington, D.C. After graduating with honors from Amherst College in 1982, Prof. Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1985, where he was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. Admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars, Prof. Mtima practiced with Coudert Brothers until 1996, and was later Of Counsel to the Philadelphia firm of Klehr, Harrison. In the fall of 2009, Prof. Mtima served as the distinguished Libra Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Maine School of Law. He is a Past President of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the Federal Circuit, and also serves as a member of the ALI-ABA CPE Advisory Board of Directors on Intellectual Property, The Practical Lawyer Editorial Board, and the Advisory Board for the BNA Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Journal.
Aaron Perzanowski is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School where he teaches courses in intellectual property and telecommunications law. His research addresses regulation shaping the production and dissemination of information goods, with a particular focus on digital rights management and copy ownership. Previously, he was the Microsoft Research Fellow at the UC Berkeley School of Law. In the fall of 2012, he is serving as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School.
I am an Associate Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. I have also taught at DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Virginia.
Jule L. Sigall is Assitant General Counsel – Copyright in Microsoft's Legal & Corporate Affairs department, where he leads the company’s copyright and trade secrets group. Before joining Microsoft, Jule served as Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he led the division responsible for providing domestic and international copyright policy advice to both the Legislative and Executive branches. He headed U.S. delegations to WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights, and was principal drafter of the Office's Report on Orphan Works. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he taught copyright law, and is a frequent speaker on copyright in both domestic and international conferences. Prior to his government service, Jule practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he was involved in some of the leading cases involving copyright and new technology. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and received his A.B. from Duke University.
John B. Thompson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. His publications include Ideology and Modern Culture (1990), The Media and Modernity (1995), Political Scandal (2000), Books in the Digital Age (2005) and Merchants of Culture (2010). For the last ten years he has been working on the changing structures of the book publishing industry in Britain and the United States. His most recent book, Merchants of Culture, is a comprehensive account of the development of Anglo-American trade publishing, from the rise of the publishing corporations to the digital revolution. An updated paperback edition has just been published in the US by Penguin.
She earned her PhD in European History from UCLA in 1998, where she received number of fellowships and grants, including a Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, a Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Research Grant, and a Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship. She earned her JD. and LLM in International Trade from the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, where she received a James E. Rogers LLM Graduate Fellowship, among other grants and fellowships. During law school, she served as a clerk on a number of NAFTA arbitration cases, including the Chapter 20 cross-border trucking case between Mexico and the United States.
Professor Townsend Gard's work has been published in Vanderbilt Law Review, DePaul Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Journal for Internet Law, Columbia Journal for Law and the Arts, and Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal. She has authored two chapters, one for Edward Elgar's Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies, and the other a co-authored piece with Ron Gard in Modernism and Copyright, published by Oxford University Press. Her current work focuses on two areas: social media and copyright law (analyzing the availability of accessible and informative copyright information for users of various social media sites in Flickr, Facebook, Pinterest, and Wikipedia) and copyright duration (including the Golan case, but also rule of the shorter term, and other issues related to determining how long copyright lasts in any jurisdiction). With Ron Gard, she is beginning a Tulane University spin-out, Limited Times LLC, that will provide self-help legal educational resources to artists, scholars, filmmakers, content owners, digitizers, and anyone else needing copyright help, which utilizes the research and work of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment. In additional to her specialization in copyright, she teaches property, art law, trademarks, international intellectual property, and intellectual property.
Doron Weber, Vice President, Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, oversees efforts in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, Universal Access to Knowledge and International Science Cooperation. A sponsor of books, television documentaries and radio shows, Mr. Weber created a nationwide theater and film program. In Digital Information Technology, Mr. Weber supports the Digital Public Library of America, Wikipedia, the Internet Archive, the Library of Congress and the Espresso Book Machine. A new program in International Science Cooperation focuses on connecting scientists and engineers in conflict regions.
Mr. Weber was educated at Brown University, the Sorbonne and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has authored several books, most recently Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2012).
Jessamyn West is an author, community technology librarian and community manager of the massive group blog MetaFilter.com. She lives in a rural area of Central Vermont where she teaches basic computer skills. She assists tiny libraries with technology planning and implementation, helping them with wifi and websites and making sense of their systems. She maintains an online presence at jessamyn.com and librarian.net and has had her address and phone number on the Internet for over a decade. She likes reading all kinds of things.
Eric S. Zohn '92 is Senior Vice President of the William Morris Agency, the largest and most diversified talent and literary agency in the world. He specializes in negotiating complex intellectual property rights agreements such as, book publishing contracts, and motion picture and television option/purchase agreements. Mr. Zohn has negotiated deals with a diverse range of buyers from the various Random House imprints, Warner Books, Simon & Schuster, Hyperion and the Holtzbrinck companies to Twentieth Century Fox Television, Sony Classics and Disney.