Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
GMU School of Law, Room 215, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Va.
The Information Economy Project at George Mason University Presents:
Copyright Compromises: Creators’ Rights, ISP Efficiency & Consumer Welfare
A Mini-Conference @ George Mason University School of Law
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
9 am - 12 pm @ Room 215
GMU School of Law, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA
(Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro)
In July, copyright holders and Internet service providers produced a “six strikes” agreement brokered by the White House. The deal protects intellectual property rights in cyberspace, with the help of ISPs. Is this an efficiency-enhancing compromise -- or an abomination? ISPs create value in managing networks, mitigating spam and malware. Are the ISP responsibilities in IP enforcement an extension of these functions, or a new strain that will prove counter-productive?
8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
Daniel Polsby, Dean, George Mason University School of Law
Sarah Oh, Information Economy Project (organizer)
9:10 AM Legal Issues in the Copyright Settlement
Christopher Newman, Prof. of Law George Mason University (moderator)
Ben Depoorter, Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law School
Sherwin Siy, Deputy Legal Director, Public Knowledge
10:10 AM How the ISPs Work, Before & After the Copyright Enforcement Deal
Christopher Newman, Prof. of Law, George Mason University (moderator)
Daniel Castro, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Steve Marks, General Counsel, RIAA
Keith Epstein, General Attorney & Associate General Counsel, AT&T
Nick Feamster, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Georgia Tech
12:00 PM Adjourn
Reserve your spot via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
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