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Copyright: Developments at the Core of Your Business

November 8, 2005, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.

Copyright is at the core of the entire publishing process, but recent industry trends particularly in electronic distribution, are affecting this bedrock. The first half of this day-long seminar will explore broader issues pertaining to copyright assignment and your organization’s “philosophy”, focusing on policy, effects on discourse, and your business. The afternoon will address practical copyright questions, such as ILL, fair use, DRM, versioning, and access.

During the seminar, you will learn about:

  • Researcher rights, open access, and author’s copyright transfer
  • Creative Commons licenses and their applicability to STM publishing
  • Future government objectives and initiatives relating to copyright
  • What constitutes fair use in ILL of electronic materials?
  • Licensing revenue and the ROI of rights management
  • Tracking usage and the resolution of multiple versions
  • Balancing revenue and access needs of publishers, institutions, authors and readers

Seminar Managers and Moderators:

  • Priscilla Markwood, Assistant Director, FASEB Office of Publications
  • Todd Carpenter, Director of Business Development, BioOne
  • Victor Van Beuren, Associate Director, Professional Book Acquisitions, American Diabetes Association


  • Carrie Wolinetz, Ph.D. Associate Director of Communications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology, CrossRef
  • F. Hill Slowinski, J.D. Senior Director, ASCO Publications, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • George Kendall, Production, Marketing, and Licensing Manager, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science
  • Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, Association of Research Libraries
  • James Boyle, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School
  • Jonathan Band
  • Tom Richardson, Business Manager for the New England Journal of Medicine
  • Vin Crosbie, President and managing partner, Digital Deliverance



Carrie Wolinetz, Ph.D. Associate Director of Communications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Dr. Wolinetz specializes in issues related to animals in research, stem cells, homeland security, and federal funding. She manages communications related to FASEB’s science policy program and coordinates outreach and educational activities. She has a B.Sc. in animal science from Cornell and a doctorate in animal science from Penn State, where her area of research was reproductive physiology.

Chuck Koscher, Director of Technology, CrossRef. He has been actively involved in improving the linking infrastructure for their member’s scholarly publications. As a technologist, his focus is on implementation concerns driven by data management, data quality and on the development of new services and standards initiatives. Chuck has more than 16 years experience in software services relating to content management and structured data delivery systems.

F. Hill Slowinski, J.D. Senior Director, ASCO Publications, American Society of Clinical Oncology, business executive, publisher, editor, and lawyer, specializing in professional and scholarly publishing. Hill is founder and CEO of Worthington International™, an industry consulting firm, and Senior Director of Publications for the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Previously, he was Executive Publisher for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Professionally, Hill is active in the Association of American Publishers and is a consultant to their Enabling Technologies Committee on digital rights management.

George Kendall, Production, Marketing, and Licensing Manager, Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. He began his career in commercial publishing as Production Editor for Taylor & Francis and, later, Account Manager for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. During his tenure at LWW, George was promoted to Production Manager and supervised the publication of society journals, including those of the American Heart Association. Prior to joining the National Academies of Science, George was Managing Editor of Plant Physiology, a research journal published by the American Society of Plant Biologists. Currently, at NAS, he is the Production, Marketing, and Licensing Manager for the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. In addition to his work in publishing, George also teaches literature courses at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC, Association of Research Libraries, has spent the last 16 years in scholarly publishing, working for both nonprofit and commercial publishers. She was recently appointed Executive Director of SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) to focus on Open Access and advocacy issues, and is the immediate Past President of SSP.

James Boyle, a William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke Law School. He has written widely on intellectual property, is one of the founding Board Members of Creative Commons, and a columnist for the online edition of the Financial Times. In 2003 he was the winner of the World Technology Award for Law.

Jonathan Band, helps shape the laws governing intellectual property and the Internet through a combination of legislative and appellate advocacy. He has represented clients with respect to the drafting of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA); database protection legislation; the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act; and other federal and state statutes relating to copyrights, counterfeiting, privacy, spam, spyware, and cyber security. He complements this legislative advocacy by filing amicus briefs in significant cases related to these provisions.

Priscilla Markwood, Assistant Director of Publications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental, provides publishing services to non-profit societies within and outside of FASEB, including marketing, advertising representation, and publication management. Formerly, she was Manager of Industry Relations for Cadmus Communications, where she supported education and outreach to the scholarly publishing community. Prior to Cadmus, Priscilla was Managing Editor of The American Journal of Pathology for 10 years and founding Managing Editor of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Todd Carpenter, Director of Business Development, BioOne, manages all sales, marketing, acquisitions, and strategic planning activities of BioOne, a Washington DC-based aggregator of scientific journals. Before joining BioOne, he was the Journals Marketing Manager at The Johns Hopkins University Press, where he directed the marketing of their 60 print journals and participated in the growth of Project MUSE. He has also held marketing positions at the Energy Intelligence Group and The Haworth Press.

Tom Richardson, Business Manager for the New England Journal of Medicine. Tom is well-versed in managing all aspects of journal publishing, with an emphasis on online publishing. He has worked for the Journal in various marketing and product management roles since 1991. Tom is a frequent speaker at publishing events.

Victor Van Beuren, Associate Director, Professional Book Acquisitions, American Diabetes Association has been involved in scholarly publishing for nearly 20 years. Having worked for both societal and commercial publishers (e.g., American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Springer-Verlag, Elsevier), he has had direct experience in STM book publishing, journal and magazine management, and marketing to academicians and professional practitioners.

Vin Crosbie, President and managing partner, Digital Deliverance in Greenwich, Connecticut. Since 1996, his firm has advised broadcasters and periodical publishers about how to adapt to new media and that media’s ramifications. His clients have included the eight largest newspaper corporations in the U.S., plus the BBC, CNN, News Corporation, LexisNexis, the National Cancer Institute, and the Telecommunications Ministry of the People’s Republic of China. His work has been featured in most English-language trade journals of the newspaper, magazine, and broadcast industries, and is the subject of the ‘Overview’ chapter in Editor & Publisher magazine’s Digital Delivery of News: A How-To Guide for Publishers.