Online Publishing Expert in Copyright Protection

Case Description:

An online publishing expert in copyright protections was needed for a copyright infringement case. The plaintiff, who had granted the defendant one time print publication rights, claimed the defendant continued to incorporate his works in its online publishing beyond the initial printing and publishing. The plaintiff sought economic damages for access via defendant's online publishing not covered by its initial publication rights.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a online publishing expert who was an authority on copyright protections and familiar with technical aspects of the content disaggregation that occurs when publishing online content from a print publication. An expert with experience working for a major newspaper or magazine involved in online publishing might be a good candidate. Familiarity with the Supreme Court's June 2001 decision in New York Times Co. v. Tasini was also considered helpful.

Experts Presented:

  • Software and Website Development

    This website development expert in online publishing directs a commercial multimedia, printing and publishing company that specializes in e-business solutions. He has designed content publishing web sites and been responsible for the disaggregation and reformatting of documents, articles, and images from print to the internet. As an online publishing expert he constantly works with copyright laws and licensing agreements through this work, and is familiar with the opinions in New York Times v. Tasini. This expert has more than 25 years of experience in software design, internet, and content publishing and is an experienced expert witness who has offered depositions and trial testimony. IMS Reference #1214131

  • Online Publishing

    This online publishing expert was the first online content developer for a major U.S. newspaper, then served as a Web strategist for an international information design and online journalism consultant. She also has more than 10 years of copy editing experience in print media at major U.S. newspapers, news magazines, and a leading publishing house. Currently she is a professor in journalism technologies who teaches production and theory courses about interactive media and online journalism. She has published on multimedia and disaggregation and is very familiar with different levels of copyright protection. IMS Reference #5007248

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