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), the PRO-IP Act, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and other federal and state statutes relating to intellectual property and the Internet. Mr. Band is an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and has written extensively on intellectual property and the Internet, including the books Interfaces on Trial and Interfaces on Trial 2.0, and over 100 articles. Mr. Band received a B.A. in 1982 from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 2005, Mr. Band worked at the Washington, D.C., office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, thirteen of those years as a partner. Mr. Band established his own law firm in May, 2005
Mary Minow is the Follett Chair at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science where she teaches Information Policy and Digital Copyright. She is also Counsel to the Califa Group, a California library consortium that is using the Douglas County model of buying ebooks. She worked with Douglas County on the Statement of Common Understanding for Purchasing Electronic Content and is an advocate of library purchasing of e-book files
Eric J. Schwartz is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at the Washington, D.C. office of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. A former Acting General Counsel of the United States Copyright Office and a senior legal and policy advisor to the Register of Copyrights (1988-1994), Mr. Schwartz specializes in copyright law, counseling clients from the motion picture, recording, book publishing, music publishing, and business and entertainment software industries, including individual authors, composers and other creative artists. While at the Copyright Office, Mr. Schwartz negotiated or was a part of the U.S. Government negotiating team on a variety of multilateral (WTO/TRIPS, NAFTA) and bilateral (Russia, China, Poland, etc.) copyright and trade agreements. Mr. Schwartz is an Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vice President (and President-elect) of the Copyright Society of the USA. He is the author of the U.S. Copyright Law Chapter in the Geller & Nimmer Treatise International Copyright Law and Practice
Mark Seeley has been General Counsel of the Elsevier science and medical publishing since 1995, leading a team of lawyers based in Europe, the US and Singapore. He chairs the Copyright & Legal Affairs Committee of the International Association of STM Publishers, and is a member of the Association of American Publishers Copyright Committee. He is also a regular contributor to STM association papers on copyright issues and best practices guidelines for research journal publishing, and a speaker at publishing, library and legal conferences and events. Mr. Seeley is a co-author (with Lois Wasoff) of a chapter on copyright and other legal issues in academic publishing in Academic & Professional Publishing (Campbell, Pentz & Borthwick, Eds., September 2012). He received his B.Ph. from Thomas Jefferson College and his J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.