Announcing Copyright and Technology NYC 2017

I’m happy and proud to announce our next conference.  It will take place on Tuesday, January 24, 2017.  The location is Grand Hall at the Kimmel Center at NYU (same venue as last year, different rooms).  The agenda is now posted.

Our keynote speakers will be Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, who are professors of engineering and management and co-directors of the Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics at Carnegie-Mellon University.  They’re also coauthors of a new book called Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment, published by MIT Press (watch this space for my review soon).  Smith and Telang have been at the forefront of research in media industry economics for years; their output includes several studies on the economic effects of copyright infringement on the industry, including a landmark meta-study that they have updated in their book.

Once again I am partnering with the Copyright Society of the USA and Musonomics.  The Copyright Society is a leading professional association for attorneys and others involved in the copyright field; it is well known and respected for its events around the country, its Journal, and its influence through the industry honors it offers.  The Copyright Society will be handling event registration, which will be up and running soon, as well as New York State CLE credits for attendees.  I’m working with Theo Cheng, co-chair of the NYC chapter of the Copyright Society and a partner at the law firm of Fox Horan & Camerini.

Musonomics is a music industry consultancy founded by Larry Miller, a highly respected digital music executive who runs the Music Business program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.  Musonomics is also a very informative, entertaining, and timely podcast about the music business.

We’re accepting proposals to speak and moderate panels through Friday September 14; proposals to moderate panels will be given priority.  Please email proposals to me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Contact info
  • Panel(s) being proposed
  • Perspective and experience related to the panel topic

In addition, as in the past, we are offering sponsorship opportunities, including the opportunity to work with us in creating a plenary session on a topic of importance to the digital copyright community (no sales pitches please).  Please inquire and we’d be happy to send you a prospectus with details.


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