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Public Access To Federally Funded Research: Copyright And Other Issues

American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property Law
Committee on University Intellectual Property Law
Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic

A Brown Bag Session
April 9, 2012

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Does mandating free online access to papers resulting from federally funded research violate the Copyright Act or treaty obligations?  A distinguished pair of panelists will discuss this question, in the context of the broader policy issues raised by such open access mandates.  They will consider the pending Federal Research Public Access Act, as well as the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy.

The panelists will be Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Elsevier, and Peter Suber, Faculty Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Hulbert, University Attorney at Harvard and Vice-Chair of the Committee on University Intellectual Property Law.  

The event will be free to the public, as well as members of the Committee.  Dial-in access will be provided, as well as online access.  Further information on access will be posted at    


Past Event
Apr 9, 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM