Copyright and Technology 2020 Conference: Agenda and Call for Speakers

The agenda for the next Copyright and Technology conference is published. Registration is live, and earlybird discounts will apply through December 15. The conference will take place at Fordham Law School in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Once again, I am thrilled to be partnering with the Copyright Society of the USA and the Fordham IP Institute to produce the conference.

Our keynote speaker this year will be David Israelite, President and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association. His talk will be followed by a presentation by the newly-formed Mechanical Licensing Collective on issues related to the implementation of Title I of the Music Modernization Act, which reforms the way mechanical royalties for musical compositions played on streaming services are processed and disbursed.

We are actively seeking moderators and speakers for all other sessions, which include:

I’m accepting proposals to moderate or speak on any of these now. When sending your proposal, please include the following information:

  • The basics: proposed speaker’s name, position, organization, etc.
  • A bio or CV, or a link to one (LinkedIn or law firm page is fine)
  • Session name
  • Are you proposing to speak or moderate?
  • Brief description of your perspective on or experience with the topic
  • Contact information of proposed speaker

I will accept proposals on a rolling basis, but we intend to publish the full slate of speakers by the end of October. Moderator proposals are preferred over speaker proposals, and we value diversity in our speaker roster. If you are submitting a proposal on behalf of someone else, please note that if the proposal is accepted, the speaker must confirm personally before he or she will be put on the program.


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