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Reminder: SLA Georgia Spring 2014 Lunch and Annual Business Meeting

by Ernie Evangelista, 2014 SLA Georgia President-Elect

Though wintry weather lingers in the Northern Plains states, spring (and perhaps summer?) is here in metro Atlanta. Dr. Alex Cummings is the featured speaker for SLA Georgia Chapter’s spring lunch and annual business meeting. He’ll discuss how the emergence of our “information society” after the Second World War fostered a greater awareness of and focus on copyright and intellectual property rights.

Our program is timely if you came across the Monday, May 5 edition of the Wall Street Journal which included an editorial from its former publisher L. Gordon Crovitz, “Information Age: The End of the Permissionless Web.” In his commentary, Crovitz lamented that increased and tighter regulation in the United States over Web-based applications and technologies will stifle innovation and place the country at a disadvantage in such fields as healthcare and commercial use of drones. If you’ve booked vacation accommodations using Airbnb or rides home via Uber, then you’ll likely be affected by the calls for greater oversight in our digital economy. For example, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested the names of Airbnb hosts to identify potential criminal violators. This link points to Crovitz’s article: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303678404579539830222230704

At our meeting, President Nancy Snell will also share news and developments about the Association and the Georgia Chapter. So, please join us for an hour and a half of networking, lunching at Brio Tuscan Grille and learning. Program details at:  http://georgia.sla1.org/2014/04/ip-featured-at-2014-sla-georgia-spring-luncheon/

And to give the restaurant an accurate headcount, registration closes next Thursday, May 15, so be sure to sign up at: http://bit.ly/1lcA1yq.

Contact President-Elect Ernie Evangelista with any questions. He can be reached at (404) 498-8927 or Ernie.M.Evangelista@atl.frb.org. See you soon!

 

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