By permitting researchers, academics, publishers and other to make use of copyrighted materials and enabling rightsholders to receive royalties for those uses, collective licensing creates efficient markets that make copyright work.

On Wednesday, 9 June, 10:00 EDT/15:00 BST, CCC presents- “The Future of Collective Licensing – Copyright in the Digital Marketplace,” a special Town Hall discussion.

Guest speakers include R. Bruce Rich, Mark Seeley, and Lois F. Wasoff, contributing authors to Creating Solutions Together: Lessons to Inform the Future of Collective Licensing, an e-book published by CCC to mark the 25th anniversary of the final appellate decision in the case of American Geophysical Union et al. v. Texaco Inc.

  • Lois F. Wasoff is an attorney specializing in publishing law. Before starting her own practice, she held senior in- house positions at Houghton Mifflin Company and Simon & Schuster. Her clients have included CrossRef, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Macmillan, Reed Elsevier and CCC.
  • Mark Seeley consults on science publishing and legal issues through SciPubLaw LLC. He retired in December 2017 from his position as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Elsevier. Seeley teaches international intellectual property law as adjunct faculty at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He is also a CCC board member.
  • R. Bruce Rich was a senior partner in the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he headed the firm’s intellectual property and media litigation practice for more than 30 years. He began serving as outside counsel to CCC in 1980 and continues in the dual role of advising counsel and Board member. He is currently Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI).

Register now to join the Town Hall!

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