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ROSTER


2008-2009 Charge

TYPE: Policy Committee

PURPOSE: The Committee serves to represent the Association's interests regarding copyright and other intellectual property issues in legislative, regulatory, and judicial affairs, including litigation.

CHARGE: The Committee shall coordinate with the Washington Affairs office to testify or otherwise communicate Association views on copyright and other intellectual property issues to all levels of government. The Committee may, on its own initiative, in accordance with Committee and Association policy, prepare and communicate Association positions to appropriate governmental bodies and to other interested groups, while keeping the Executive Board informed of all such efforts.

The Committee shall inform and advise the Executive Board and the Washington Affairs Office on copyright and other intellectual property matters. In addition, the Committee may wish to provide Annual Meeting programming related to developments in copyright law.

MEMBERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS: Members must have some expertise in copyright law. All members must submit a conflict of interest statement in accordance with the AALL Conflict of Interest Policy. When appointing members to subcommittees or to work on particular tasks, the chair shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any real or perceived bias or conflict of interest.

TENURE: Membership on the Committee shall normally be for three years. The returning member selected as Vice Chair at the end of the first year shall serve in that capacity in the second year, and become Chair of the Committee in the third year.

SIZE: The Committee shall normally consist of a Chair, a Vice Chair, five members, and a non-voting Executive Board liaison. In addition, the President-elect may choose to appoint one or more members with significant copyright expertise to serve as informal advisors to the Committee.

When making appointments to this committee, the President-elect will strive to achieve a balance among the interests of members employed in different settings, and consider the potential impact of publisher interests on the work of the committee. When appointing the Chair of the committee, the President-elect shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any potential or perceived conflict of interest.

STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS COMPLIANCE:

Goal II: Education
Goal III: Advocacy

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COMMITTEES/STRUCTURES: The Committee consults with the following other committees on relevant issues, as necessary:

Government Relations Committee
The Committee shall consult with the Government Relations Committee when policy issues handled by the two committees overlap.

Access to Electronic Legal Information and Citation Formats Committee
When the Committee works on issues related to electronic legal information or citation reform, it shall consult with the Access to Electronic Legal Information and Citation Formats Committee.

Research and Publications
The Committee shall advise the Research and Publications Committee when that committee seeks the expertise of the Copyright Committee.

2007-2008 Charge

CHARGE: The Committee shall represent the Association's interests regarding copyright and other intellectual property issues in legislative, regulatory, and judicial affairs, including litigation. The Committee shall inform and advise the Board and the Washington Affairs Office on copyright and other intellectual property matters and shall coordinate with the Washington Affairs office to testify or otherwise communicate Association views on copyright and other intellectual property issues to all levels of government. The committee may, on its own initiative, in accordance with Committee and Association policy, prepare and communicate Association positions to appropriate governmental bodies and to other interested groups, while keeping the Executive Board informed of all such efforts.

(Approved November, 1997 Board Meeting - Tab 6, page 2408)

The committee shall consist of six members and the chair. When making appointments to this committee, the President-Elect will strive to achieve a balance among the interests of members employed in different settings, and consider the potential impact of publisher interests on the work of the committee. When appointing the Chair of the committee, the President-Elect shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any potential or perceived conflict of interest.

(Amended July, 1999 Board Meeting - Tab 8A, page 2715, 2717)

QUALIFICATIONS: Members must have some expertise in copyright law. All members must submit a conflict of interest statement in accordance with the AALL Conflict of Interest Policy. When appointing members to subcommittees or to work on particular tasks, the chair shall use his or her best judgment to avoid any real or perceived bias or conflict of interest.

(Amended July, 1999 Board Meeting - Tab 8A, page 2715)