Now that our Copyright and Technology conference is over, I’d like to draw your attention to a public meeting at the United States Patent and Trademark Office next Thursday, January 25th, called Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works. This is a follow-on to a similarly-titled workshop that the USPTO held a year ago. The […]

With our next conference just over a week away, and many people just coming back from the holidays, I thought I’d mention a few things we’re particularly excited about in the agenda for our ninth annual conference: Jonathan Taplin’s keynote. Taplin has had a wide-ranging, Renaissance-Man career in the media business as a musical artist […]

The music industry’s licensing problems just got another proposed governmental solution, with last week’s introduction in Congress of the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The MMA is a bipartisan bill that would provide a blanket mechanical license and set up a collecting society to manage payments to composers and publishers. It aims to solve a particular […]

The earlybird discount for the Copyright and Technology 2018 conference expires tomorrow, December 20. The event will take place on Tuesday January 16 at Fordham Law School’s beautiful new facility near Lincoln Center in west midtown Manhattan.  I’m also pleased to announce that Booxtream, the provider of e-book watermarking  technology, will be a Gold Sponsor, […]

I’m happy to announce that registration for Copyright and Technology 2018 is now live, with earlybird discount through December 20. We also have some exciting new agenda items to announce for our conference on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  In what has become an annual tradition, we will have a presentation of original research in the […]

I’m finally getting around to writing about Sci-Hub, the enormous and still-growing repository of scientific journal articles and academic papers that is often called “The Pirate Bay of Science.”  The latest development in one of the lawsuits brought against the site in the United States finally brings a measure of technological interest to the legal […]

We have had to change the date of the next Copyright and Technology conference to one day earlier owing to issues with the venue.  The new date is Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  The agenda and speakers, including keynote speaker Jonathan Taplin, will all be the same. There are still several speaking slots as well as […]