Pre-Announcing Copyright and Technology 2017 Conference

We’ve decided to get an earlier start on next year’s Copyright and Technology conference  — our eighth year.  Save the date: Tuesday January 24, 2017.  The venue will once again be the Kimmel Center at NYU, and my co-producers once again are the Copyright Society of the USA and Larry Miller of Musonomics and the Steinhardt School at NYU.

Your ideas for topics and keynote speakers are most welcome!  Here are some topics that we are considering:

  • Blockchain applications for copyright.  Lots of startup and standards activities in this area have been getting under way.
  • U.S. Copyright Office reformation.  By early next year, there should be a new Librarian of Congress and some potential new directions for the Copyright Office.
  • The FCC’s ruling that will open up pay television services to third-party set-top box devices and apps.
  • Potential legislative reforms to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other areas.
  • New watermarking-related approaches to anti-piracy technology.
  • The future of book content online now that the Google book litigation has ended.

Send me your ideas now and help influence the agenda!  Meanwhile, watch this space for more information, including a formal call for speakers, in the coming weeks.

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