Thursday, November 8 • 8:35am - 9:15am
Keynote Plenary: Navigating Access to Knowledge: Copyright, Fake News, Fair Use, and Libraries

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New technologies have profoundly changed the way content is produced, shared, and disseminated.  Some commentators argue that the ubiquity of digitized content means that libraries have become superfluous in the digital age. This presentation presents evidence to the contrary. It will discuss challenges for libraries arising from globalized copyright, including issues related to fake news and threats to fair use. The presentation will also highlight the strategic ways libraries are being embedded in the design of copyright law nationally and globally, exploring whether these developments – that are sometimes conflicting - are good for libraries and the public in the long term.  

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Ann Okerson

Special Advisor, Center for Research Libraries
Ann Okerson joined the Center for Research Libraries in fall 2011 as Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies, working with that organization to reconfigure and redirect various existing programs into digital mode. Previous experience includes 15 years as Associate University Librarian... Read More →

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Ruth Okediji

Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development... Read More →

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