NYC 2012 Conference: Keynote Speaker; Registration Open!

I’m very pleased to make a few announcements regarding the Copyright and Technology NYC 2012 conference, which will be on Wednesday December 5. This is our third year in New York.

Registration is open; earlybird pricing is in effect until October 31.  The conference will be eligible for New York State CLE credit.

I am especially excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Robert Levine, author of the landmark book Free Ride.  Paid registrants will receive a copy of the book, which he will sign at the conference.

MarkMonitor, which was recently acquired by Thomson Reuters, is our lead sponsor.  Sponsorship opportunities remain; please inquire and we will be happy to send you a brochure and discuss.

In addition to Rob Levine’s keynote, I am excited about the panel discussion lineup.  For example:

  • In our Law & Public Policy track, we will have a panel called “TV or Not TV?” about legal tensions around new types of Internet-based video services, featuring attorneys who have been involved in cases such as Cablevision/Cartoon Network and Aereo.
  • We will have a panel covering the burgeoning Artists’ Rights movement, which will include David Lowery of “Open Letter to Emily White” fame.
  • Our technology track will feature a panel on rights registries and copyright hubs, posing the question, “The Holy Grail or Enemy of the Good?”  Speakers will include representatives from Getty Images (PicScout ImageIRC), the PLUS Coalition, Copyright Clearance Center, and International Music Registry (Jim Griffin).

We are looking for moderators.  Please contact me if you would like to chair one of our panels.  And we also still have a need for speakers for our panels on DRM and E-Publishing, UltraViolet, and U.S. copyright policy in the aftermath of SOPA/PIPA.  If you are interested in speaking on one of those panels, please send a proposal with your name, affiliation, complete contact information, and your perspective on the panel topic.

Otherwise, please register to join us on December 5 in New York, and stay tuned for further developments!

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