I’m pleased to announce that our next Copyright and Technology conference will be on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Fordham Law School, on Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus on the upper west side of Manhattan. The conference is now in its ninth year, and once again I’m proud to be producing it in partnership with the Copyright Society of the USA.
I am also thrilled to announce that our first sponsor is the Fordham IP Institute, which also produces the famous Fordham Intellectual Property Law & Policy Conference every April. We’re also welcoming Jaybird Communications back as Media Sponsor.
As in previous years, we have two tracks of panels in the afternoon: one focused more on technology, the other focused more on law and policy. Our technology track this year will feature sessions on e-book watermarking and two music topics: the online music rights database being contemplated in Washington through the Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act, and the problem of matching sound recordings to their underlying compositions.
On the law and policy side, we’ll be looking at the power of copyright to protect software, the latest developments in exhaustion (a/k/a First Sale), and the role of copyright in works created by artificial intelligence.
The agenda is online now (and is subject to change as events develop). At this time we are accepting proposals to moderate or speak on one of the sessions, with initial preference given to moderators. Please email me with your personal information, the panel you’re interested in, and the experience and perspective you bring to the panel. (Please note that we require personal confirmation from all speakers before we will list them in the program.)
We are also seeking a limited, fixed number of sponsorships. There is a single opportunity for a Conference Sponsor to work with me to create a session of interest to our audience during the morning plenary session. Please let me know if you would like a Prospectus with further details about sponsorship opportunities.