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2012 SSP 34th Annual Meeting “Social, Mobile, Agile, Global: Are You Ready?”

Concurrent 1D: One World: Many Copyrights:…..

Audiences Around the Globe

Jean P. Shipman, University of Utah

This panel will provide a broad comparative review of various countries’ copyright laws, including the United States, China, India and Japan, and provide practical tips on working with authors and exercising rights in a global legal environment, as science becomes more internationally collaborative.


M. Luisa Simpson, International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Pub
Luisa Simpson joined the Association of American Publishers (AAP) in August 2009 as Executive Director for International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy. She manages the associations anti-piracy program in key Asian markets, the associations engagement with U.S. and foreign governments on copyright, technology, and international trade policy issues, and provides analysis and guidance for the association and members on a variety of policy initiatives. Ms. Simpson also serves as AAPs representative to several industry coalitions in pursuing common copyright and trade concerns. Prior to joining AAP, Ms. Simpson was Senior Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at the Entertainment Software Association, where she was responsible for developing and guiding the video game industry associations work in the area of copyright and international trade policy. She formulated and developed the industrys positions and submissions to U.S. and foreign governments on a variety of copyright and trade-related issues, as well as the industrys Statement of Principles on ISP Responsibility. Ms. Simpson holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in International and Comparative Law from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Mark Seeley, Elsevier
Mark Seeley has spent most of his professional legal career (since 1995) at Elsevier, the leading science and medical publisher, for whom he serves as General Counsel and manages a department of 16 lawyers working across the global business. Mark is active in STM industry and public policy issues, and has contributed to a number of industry guidelines on copyright, permissions & data issues, through the STM trade association, and has been active on industry copyright enforcement matters. Mark received his B.Ph. from Thomas Jefferson College (Grand Valley State, Michigan) and his J.D. from Suffolk University (Boston), and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New York.
Maria Strong, United States Copyright Office
Maria Strong is Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. The Office of Policy and International Affairs (PIA) assists the Register of Copyrights in advising the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies on domestic and international copyright policy matters. PIA also represents the Copyright Office in U.S. government delegations to international organizations including the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as well as at bilateral meetings and negotiations on copyright issues with foreign governments. Ms. Strong’s geographic portfolio currently includes many countries in the Western Hemisphere and in Asia. Before joining the Copyright Office in October 2010, she served 19 years in private law practice in Washington, D.C. where she represented companies and associations in the media, technology and entertainment sectors, providing legal analyses and policy advocacy on global and domestic issues involving copyright law, enforcement, trade policy and e-commerce. She earned her law degree (J.D.) from the George Washington University Law School, and completed her graduate work (M.A.) at the USC-Annenberg School of Communications and her undergraduate studies (B.A) at UCLA.