TPI Aspen Working Group – Copyright Reform: Breaking the Logjam

TPI Aspen Working Group – Copyright Reform: Breaking the Logjam

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Progress on copyright reform has been slow despite many circulating bipartisan proposals. What are the pros and cons of various proposed reforms, and what are the prospects for achieving them? Participants in the working group “Copyright Reform: Breaking the Logjam” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will explore areas Congress, the Copyright Office, and the copyright community are discussing. Topics at the off-the-record breakout session will include modernization of the Copyright Office, including its relationship to the Library of Congress; the application of the DMCA section 512 “safe harbor” provisions; and possible reforms to the current music licensing regime. *

Speakers at the working group, moderated by TPI Senior Fellow and President Emeritus Thomas Lenard are:

Jason Everett (invited), U.S. House of Representatives
Mitch Glazier, Recording Industry Associate of America
Garrett Levin, National Association of Broadcasters
Geoffrey Manne, International Center for Law and Economics
Peter Menell, University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Katherine Oyama, Google, Inc.
Michael Smith, Technology Policy Institute and Carnegie Mellon University
Paul Vixie, Farsight Security
Lawrence White, New York University


The Forum is scheduled for August 20-22 at the St. Regis Aspen Resort in Aspen, Colorado.
The full agenda and registration information can be found on the Aspen Forum website. With the event being just under a month away, flights and hotel rooms are filling up fast. Register and make your travel arrangements today!

For Addition Information:
Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, [email protected]

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration:
Ashley Benjamin, 202-828-4405, [email protected]

This premier event gathers leaders from business, government and academia to discuss and debate key public policy issues affecting innovation, technology, and communications.
Since 2010, more than 850 policymakers and thought leaders have convened at the St. Regis resort for provocative discussions and riveting keynotes on topics including U.S. competitiveness and innovation, broadband penetration, and entertainment distribution models, to name a few. Each year’s agenda touches on timely themes and pertinent issues driving public policy and regulatory decisions and how they may affect tech, communications and content industries. The depth of discussions, featuring both industry leaders and academic experts, makes the event a unique experience for attendees.

*Need a primer on music licensing issues? Watch the TPI Short: Music Licensing in 12 Minutes on the TPI YouTube channel.

The Technology Policy Institute

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