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Aspen Panel – Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements

Aspen Panel – Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements

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July 22, 2014 – Attempts to mitigate the harms associated with digital piracy have yielded a variety of approaches, including legal digital sales channels, government intervention (such as the shutdown of Megaupload), and voluntary industry-level cooperation (such as the Copyright Alert System in the U.S.). Participants on the panel “Copyright Protection: Government vs. Voluntary Arrangements” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will discuss empirical evidence on the effectiveness of these initiatives, and legal and policy theories regarding the appropriateness of these initiatives to serve the interests of the creative industries, the technology industries, and society.

Confirmed panelists are:

Robert Brauneis, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Intellectual Property Program, George Washington University Law School

Jill Lesser, Executive Director, Center for Copyright Information

Jeff Lowenstein, Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Adam Schiff (invited)

Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, New York University

The discussion will be moderated by Michael Smith, TPI Senior Adjunct Fellow and Professor of Information Systems and Marketing at Carnegie Mellon University.

An updated TPI Aspen Forum agenda is now available and registration can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

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