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2006 SSP TMR

12: Uncommon Ground? …

Speakers

William Strong
William S. Strong is a partner with Kotin, Crabtree and Strong and leads the intellectual property practice. He graduated from Harvard College in 1973 and Harvard Law School in 1977. He is the author of The Copyright Book, 5ed., a book on copyright law for non-specialists. From 1987 to 1996 he served as Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. For two years, Mr. Strong headed the division of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Section that deals with new information technologies. Mr. Strong also continues to represent numerous non-profit organizations, especially in the field of education financing.
Benjamin White
Benjamin White is the Copyright Compliance and Licensing Manager at the British Library. He has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK sitting on a number of bodies including the BBC’s Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government’s Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property) as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research’s Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere.
Edward Colleran
Edward Colleran serves as the Senior Director of the International Division at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s premier provider of copyright licensing solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s international activitiesspecifically, providing rightsholders around the world with new content licensing solutions and revenue-generating initiatives based on CCCs products and services. Edward also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

An industry veteran, Edward is a member of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) board of directors and also serves on the NA Steering and Copyright committees of ALPSP. Edward is also a past member of the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishers (SSP). He is a featured speaker and editorial contributor on issues such as navigating copyright requirements and the challenges and opportunities of managing content in a digital environment. A regular speaker at industry events, Edward has recently presented at the annual conferences of SSP, ALPSP and SIIA as well as London Online and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Thinh Nguyen
Thinh Nguyen as Counsel for Science Commons is responsible for advising on legal issues relating to Science Commons and for implementing its strategy and operations. Previously, he worked as licensing attorney, and then corporate counsel, for Business Objects, a maker of business intelligence and reporting software, and in a similar position for Crystal Decisions, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Business Objects. Before that, he was an associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a Silicon Valley law firm, where his work focused mainly on licensing transactions involving strategic collaborations and joint ventures, particularly in life sciences. Thinh earned his BA and J.D. degrees at Harvard.