Book Expo Panel: What Authors and Publishers Need to Know About Fair Use
Fair use is an exception to copyright protection that allows authors to make limited use of other authors’ works for purposes of criticism and commentary, among other things. In this panel, Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director of the Authors Guild, will moderate a discussion with copyright experts June Besek, Roy Kaufman and Nancy Wolff on what you need to know about fair use and how the changing law impacts new markets. They’ll discuss the four main factors courts consider in determining whether a use is fair; how authors and publishers should asses the risks of using excerpts from others’ works; and how authors and publishers should proceed when they find their work being used in a manner that may exceed fair use.
The four main factors courts consider in determining whether a use is fair and how authors and publishers should asses the risks of using excerpts from others’ works
How authors and publishers should proceed when they find their work being used in a manner that may exceed fair use
How recent court decisions in the Georgia State University copyright litigation and Authors Guild v. Google affect authors’ rights and duties in the digital age
Mary Rasenberger is the Executive Director of the Authors Guild. Prior to joining the Guild, Mary practiced law for over 25 years, specializing in media and copyright law, and served as senior policy advisor for the U.S. Copyright Office and program manager at the Library of Congress.
Nancy E. Wolff is a member of the Intellectual property, media and entertainment law firm of Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLC located in New York City and Beverly Hills, CA. She is the President of the Copyright Society of the USA, and serves on the ABA Copyright Reform Task Force. She is recognized as a Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property and ranked as one of the top 50 female lawyers in New York City.
June M. Besek is the Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts and a Lecturer at Columbia Law School in New York. Her research and teaching focus on copyright and related rights, particularly as they relate to new technologies. She serves on the Copyright Reform Task Force for the ABA’s Intellectual Property Law Section, and is a former chair of the Section’s Copyright Division.
Roy Kaufman is Copyright Clearance Center’s Managing Director of New Ventures and is responsible for expanding service capabilities as CCC moves into new products and services. He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Bar of the State of New York, and the Copyright and Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of Scientific Technical and Medical Publishers. He was the founding corporate Secretary of CrossRef, and formerly chaired its legal working group. Roy is Editor-in-Chief of Art Law Handbook: From Antiquities to the Internet, and author of two books on publishing contract law.