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Richard S. Rudick

Richard S. Rudick

Richard S. Rudick retired July 31, 2004 from John Wiley & Sons, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He joined the Company in 1978 as General Counsel. He worked in the publishing industry as a lawyer starting in 1970, with Random House, WW Norton & Co., and the former Publishing Group of Xerox Corporation. Before then he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and was an Associate at the New York law firm of Lord, Day & Lord.

He has been involved in industry copyright matters for many years. He is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Clearance Center and a member of the Association of American Publishers’ Copyright Committee. He was Co-Chair of the Section 108 Study Troup, which in March 2008 released its report on a proposed update of the U.S. Copyright Act provision which addresses library privileges and preservation. He served as an International Publishers Association Vice President, was Chairman of their Copyright Committee until October of 2006, and remains a Special Advisor to the IPA Executive Committee.

He was formerly a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, Chairman of the Information Industry Association’s Proprietary Rights Committee, and Chairman of the AAP’s Committee on Copyright and Digital Technology.

He received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1964 and is a graduate of Middlebury College.

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