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Terry J. Ilardi

IBM Corporation
Copyright Counsel
Armonk, NY, USA


Terry Ilardi has, for the last 16 years, specialized in open source and copyright matters for the IBM Corporation as IBM’s Copyright Counsel. For that position he manages a team responsible for both copyright and open source reviews, another team responsible for copyright registrations, and provides daily counsel to the corporation on OSS and copyright matters. 

Mr. Ilardi is currently a member of the IPO’s Copyright Committee and the AIPLA’s Open Source subcommittee. He is currently an adviser to the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Restatement of the Law, Copyright and previously served as an adviser to the UC Berkeley Copyright Principles Project.  He taught software licensing at New York Law School for seven years and also served as an adviser to ALI’s Principles of the Law of Software Contracts project. He was an active participant in the GPLv3 Discussion Committee B from 2006 through the GPLv3’s publication in June, 2007 and additionally was chairman and founder of the Intellectual Property Owner’s Association Open Source Committee from its inception in 2002 through 2007. Mr. Ilardi has made numerous presentations on open source licensing, the GPL, mass market contracts and copyright for the ABA, AIPLA, IPO, PLI, Korean Copyright Commission and many other professional organizations and educational institutions and has published numerous articles on these same subjects.

Mr. Ilardi is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School and holds a B.S. in Physics from SUNY at Stony Brook. He is a member of the New York Bar and is admitted to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Terry J. Ilardi is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Client Counseling for Common OSS License Problems - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Thursday, November 16, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Best Practices for License Enforcement and Avoiding Litigation in Open Source Software - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Open Source Technology and License Overview - The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Open Source Technology and License Overview - Open Source Technology and License Overview, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Best Practices for License Enforcement and Avoiding Litigation in Open Source Software - Best Practices for License Enforcement and Avoiding Litigation in Open Source Software, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Best Practices for License Enforcement and Avoiding Litigation in Open Source Software - Best Practices for License Enforcement and Avoiding Litigation in Open Source Software, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Open Source Technology and License Overview - Open Source Technology and License Overview, Tuesday, November 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2017, Wednesday, November 22, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Boston, MA
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA
The Law and Business of Open Source Software 2018, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Columbus, OH
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