Copyright Law & Anti-Piracy Committee
The Copyright Law and Practice Committee will focus on determining what issues and topics regarding copyright law and practice are of greatest concern to the IPO membership and establish positions on those issues and topics that would most benefit IPO members. The Committee will be following significant bills in Congress on copyright law and procedure, and taking positions where appropriate and consistent with the interests of IPO members. The Committee will also follow Copyright Office rule-making efforts of interest to intellectual property owners, and consider recommendations for involvement in the rule-making process where appropriate. The Committee will also follow initiatives in international groups such as WIPO and important cases relating to copyright as they occur. The Committee will attempt to consider the interests of both content owners and content users among the IPO community to develop balanced positions. The Committee will also work towards developing practice-oriented tools relating to copyright issues.
Because of the subject matter overlap between this committee and several other committees within the Copyright Division, when selecting topics, we consult and coordinate with the leadership of our sister committees. We also address such issues as the IPO Board of Directors asks this committee to consider.
|Chair: ||Terry J. Ilardi, IBM Corp.|
|Vice Chair: ||Katherine C. Spelman, Lane Powell PC|
|Secretary: ||Jenevieve J. Maerker, Foley Hoag LLP|
|Board Liaison: ||Matthew Sarboraria, Oracle Corporation|
|Staff Liaison: ||Vanessa Pierce Rollins, Intellectual Property Owners Association|
| ||Ashley Narsutis|
| ||Hewlett Packard Enterprise|
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|Non-Voting Member:||Janda M Carter, Caterpillar Inc.|
|Non-Voting Member:||Joshua L. Simmons, Kirkland & Ellis, LLP|
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