Category Events

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 […]

Blockchain Solutions for Music Rights Processing

One aspect of the recent hype about blockchain applications for music is the spate of conferences and panels about it.  I went to one of these last Wednesday: the Music 4.5 conference at the offices of the ReedSmith law firm in NYC.  The event was cleverly organized: the first half was devoted to startups who touted the virtues […]

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 […]

Panel at NAB Will Consider the New World of Open Set-Top Boxes

I’ll be moderating a breakfast panel during the NAB trade show in Las Vegas in mid-April: The FCC’s Open-STB World: What Does It Mean for Content Security? Back in February, the FCC approved a proposal that will require pay television operators to let users choose their own access devices instead of using the set-top boxes (STBs) […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Copyright and Technology NYC 2016?

There’s only a week to go until Copyright and Technology NYC 2016, next Tuesday January 19.  I thought you might like to know that we have people coming from these organizations: ASCAP BMI CBS CCIA Charter Communications Cisco Copyright Alliance Copyright Clearance Center Elsevier Entertainment Software Assn. Facebook Getty Images HBO Imagem NBA (National Basketball Association) […]

Copyright Office Launches Inquiries into DMCA

Last week, the U.S. Copyright Office published Notices of Request and Public Comment for both parts of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Section 512 (limitations of copyright liability for online service providers) and Section 1201 (prohibition of DRM circumvention).  Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel of the Copyright Office, will be discussing both of these — and more […]

New Presentation on Piracy Data at January Conference; Earlybird Deadline Approaching

I’m pleased to announce that we have added a new presentation in the morning plenary session of Copyright and Technology NYC 2016 on January 19th: Incorporating Piracy Data into Everyday Business.  Here is the description: Beyond copyright compliance enforcement, piracy data offers a view into the demand for a digital product without consideration for difficult topics […]

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