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NFAIS Program on Intellectual Property Issues in DC

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>From The National Federation of Abstracting & Information Services

The NFAIS Information Policy Committee Is Pleased to Announce a Public
Meeting on Issues Affecting the Protection of Content


This session has been designed for NFAIS Members, but non-members are also
welcome to attend.

Date & Location:

March 13, 2000
American Chemical Society
Othmer Building
1550 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036


10:00 a.m.     Opening Remarks

10:00 - 11:30  CASE LAW

"Recent Decisions and the Implications for Database Publishing"
By Eric Schwartz, Partner, Smith & Metalitz

Mr. Schwartz will discuss the most recent case law including cases
resulting from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

11:45- 1:00     LEGISLATION

"The Digital Millennium Copyright Act:  What Does It Mean?"
Marybeth Peters, Registrar of Copyrights, Library of Congress

Ms. Peters will report on the status of Distance Education
recommendations currently being considered as an extension to the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  She will also discuss what the
Copyright Office is doing with regard to allowable circumvention of
technological protection of data.

"Update on Database Protection Legislation"
Bonnie Lawlor, President, Chescot Publishing, and Chair, NFAIS Information
Policy Committee

Ms. Lawlor will provide an update on the status of legislation relating
to the protection of databases.  At present it is believed that new
bills will soon be introduced.

1:00 - 2:00  Box Lunch (provided)

2:00 - 4:00  STATE LAW:

"The Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA): What It Is and
How It Impacts License Agreements"
Sarah Wiant, Director of Law Library, Washington & Lee University

Prof. Wiant will give a history of UCITA, its current status, and cover a
few essential points which are causing angst to the library/user
community (things that may end up being deleted by states, things that
producers need to know when writing licenses, etc.)

"UCITA and the Shrinkwrap/Clickwrap License"
David Mirchin, Vice President & General Counsel, SilverPlatter
Information, Inc.

Mr. Mirchin will focus on the aspect of shrink-wrap/click-wrap licenses
with regard to UCITA.  He and Ms. Wiant will then discuss the issues
that have been raised in what promises to be a lively discussion.


The Registration Fee (includes lunch and a free copy of Joe
Bremner's Guide to Database Distribution (Second Edition) -- 214 pp.,
1994, $75 value) is:

NFAIS Member Rate, $125             Non-Member Rate, $175

Not sure if you are a member? Consult our list, which you can reach from
our home page at <http://www.nfais.org>

Registration forms are available at:

Or contact NFAIS at:

     The National Federation of Abstracting &
     Information Services
     1518 Walnut St., Suite 307
     Philadelphia, PA 19147

     Phone 215-893-1561
     FAX: 215-893-1564
     E-mail: mgloninger@nfais.org