Peter Suber introduces a video of a panel discussion held on April 9 at Harvard Law School wherein he discussed the copyright aspects of federal open-access policy with Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Elsevier. The event was sponsored by the American Bar Association Committee on University Intellectual Property Law. The 68 minute video is now online.
'Watch at roughly minute 8 for Mark to concede that the OA mandate at the NIH, and similar OA policies, are lawful. Watch again at minutes 16 and 18 when we pick up that question again for clarification and more explicit discussion.'