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2009 SSP 31st Annual Meeting, Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, Baltimore, MD

Concurrent 3C: Google Book Search Settlement and Beyond….

Implications and Opportunities for Publishers, Libraries, and Users


James Grimmelmann
James Grimmelmann is Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School, teaching copyright, intellectual property, and Internet law. Previously, he was a resident Fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Grimmelmann worked for Microsoft as a programmer and has been blogging since 2000. He studies how the law governing the creation and use of software affects the distribution of wealth, power, and freedom in society. As both a lawyer and a technologist, he aims to help these two groups speak intelligibly to each other. He writes on such topics as intellectual property, virtual worlds, search engines, electronic commerce, online privacy, and the use of software as a regulator.
Jonathan Band
Jonathan Band received a B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. Mr. Band’s areas of practice include intellectual property, administrative litigation, and Internet regulation. Mr. Band has written extensively on intellectual property and electronic commerce matters.

Additionally, Mr. Band has been a guest lecturer on intellectual property topics at the Yale Law School, the George Mason University School of Law, and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He has served on the Editorial Board of The Computer Lawyer, and has chaired many committees related to intellectual property including the National Information Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Copyright Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Fred Haber
Mr. Haber is Vice President and General Counsel of Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that grants permissions and licenses to corporations, universities and other organizations and individuals for the use of the copyrighted works of publishers, authors and other copyright rightsholders, and collects and distributes royalties for those uses. Most recently, CCC has developed RIGHTSPHERE, the first Web-based rights advisory and management service that helps organizations promote collaboration and the free flow of published information while respecting copyright. Mr. Haber is responsible for all legal affairs of CCC, including the legal aspects of its copyright licensing businesses. He has participated in the development of each of the Company’s licensing programs and counsels senior management in the development of new programs and products, as well as in the regular business affairs of a 200-employee organization. Prior to joining CCC, Mr. Haber was a Senior Attorney at R.H. Macy & Co., Inc. (the original corporate parent of the Macy’s chain of department stores) with primary responsibility for its private-label design and manufacturing division and for all licensing and intellectual property matters.

Prior to joining Macy’s, Mr. Haber was of counsel to the New York City-based law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, practicing intellectual property, trade regulation and antitrust law. There, his clients, which he represented in litigation, commercial and counseling matters, were concentrated in the publishing and retailing fields. Mr. Haber holds bachelor’s (government), master’s (American history) and law degrees from schools of Harvard University. He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.