Conference Registration Now Live; Call for Speakers

Online registration for Copyright and Technology 2017 on January 24 is now up and running, with earlybird discounts through November 24.  Thanks to our friends at the Copyright Society of the USA!

We’re looking for speakers.  We have openings on every session at the conference.  We are also looking for a moderator for the panel on the future of DMCA Section 1201, the provision in the copyright law that makes it a violation to hack DRMs — which is under review at the Copyright Office and the subject of litigation by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

In addition, we’re particularly looking for the following:

  • For the Never Break the Blockchain session, representatives of startups who are building blockchain-based solutions for the music industry, to take part in sort of a structured shootout.
  • For the Locks and Books panel on DRM for e-books, someone to take the view that DRM for e-books will or should disappear – to balance existing speakers who will take a more pro-DRM side of the argument.
  • For the License Agreements: Art or Science? debate, someone to take the position that it’s not possible or practical to automate license term drafting, that only human lawyers can ensure that the process is done with due care and creativity.

However, please feel free to propose involvement with any of the afternoon sessions.  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

If you’re sending a proposal on behalf of someone else, please be aware that we will need personal confirmation from the speaker before putting him or her on the program.

Finally, we’re pleased to welcome Digimarc as our Gold Sponsor.  If you’re interested in finding out how sponsorship of Copyright and Technology 2017 can put you in front of an eclectic, high-level, and very engaged audience of executives from media companies, technology vendors, service providers, law firms, trade associations, and others interested in copyright in the digital age, please inquire.

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