Event Title

Copyright and the Future of the Entertainment Industry

Location

Northwestern University School of Law

Start Date

24-2-2012 10:30 AM

End Date

24-2-2012 12:00 PM

Description

Panelists will discuss the intersection of copyright law and arts, entertainment, and sports law and recent legislation proposed by Congress to curb copyright infringement on the Internet. Questions posed to the panelists will include: Do copyright laws adequately protect creators in industries so heavily dominated by consumer interest? Is consumer innovation and subversion of the copyright laws forcing companies to rethink their copyright policies, as well as their business models? Is illegal activity to credit for such new developments such as the licensing regimes of Netflix and Spotify, and would it have been better to adjust copyright laws earlier in order to incentivize such moves in the market place earlier, rather than criminalizing hoards of consumers? What does the recent SOPA legislation add to this discussion?

PANELISTS:

Andrew Bridges is a Partner at Fenwick & West LLP, specializing in intellectual property. He has worked on some of the most influential copyright cases of the last decaded, including Grokster, Napster, Perfect 10, and RIAA v. Diamond.

Michael Carrier is a Professor at Rutgers School of Law - Camden, specializing in intellectual property, innovation, antitrust, and copyright matters. He has recently published an Article with the Journal, titled An Anitrtust Framework for Climate Change.

Greg Kot is a music critic for the Chicago Tribune, a host of NPR's Sound Opinions, and the author of such books as Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. His journalism focuses not only on music criticism but also music-related social, political and business matters.

Nicole Reifman is a Partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, specializing in intellectual property issues. Her practice focuses on patents and trademarks, including industries such as telecommunications, mechanical engineering, and medical devices.

Matthew Sag is an Associate Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago. His recent research focuses on copyright fair use issues and copyright/technology intersections and conflicts.

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Copyright and the Future of the Entertainment Industry

Northwestern University School of Law

Panelists will discuss the intersection of copyright law and arts, entertainment, and sports law and recent legislation proposed by Congress to curb copyright infringement on the Internet. Questions posed to the panelists will include: Do copyright laws adequately protect creators in industries so heavily dominated by consumer interest? Is consumer innovation and subversion of the copyright laws forcing companies to rethink their copyright policies, as well as their business models? Is illegal activity to credit for such new developments such as the licensing regimes of Netflix and Spotify, and would it have been better to adjust copyright laws earlier in order to incentivize such moves in the market place earlier, rather than criminalizing hoards of consumers? What does the recent SOPA legislation add to this discussion?

PANELISTS:

Andrew Bridges is a Partner at Fenwick & West LLP, specializing in intellectual property. He has worked on some of the most influential copyright cases of the last decaded, including Grokster, Napster, Perfect 10, and RIAA v. Diamond.

Michael Carrier is a Professor at Rutgers School of Law - Camden, specializing in intellectual property, innovation, antitrust, and copyright matters. He has recently published an Article with the Journal, titled An Anitrtust Framework for Climate Change.

Greg Kot is a music critic for the Chicago Tribune, a host of NPR's Sound Opinions, and the author of such books as Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music. His journalism focuses not only on music criticism but also music-related social, political and business matters.

Nicole Reifman is a Partner at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, specializing in intellectual property issues. Her practice focuses on patents and trademarks, including industries such as telecommunications, mechanical engineering, and medical devices.

Matthew Sag is an Associate Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago. His recent research focuses on copyright fair use issues and copyright/technology intersections and conflicts.