30 Years of Disruption: From Betamax to Aereo

By: Deborah Goldman

This Wednesday, March 19 from 12:00-2:00pm, the Legislation & Policy Brief will host its semi-annual symposium. This semester’s event will feature a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss the friction between copyright law and constantly evolving technologies.

With technology evolving at an incredible pace, and the Internet enabling startups to disrupt existing industries, our outdated copyright laws have caused problems for new entrants and incumbents alike. With the House of Representatives undertaking a comprehensive review of the nation’s copyright laws, the Department of Commerce conducting its own inquiry into digital copyright, a constant stream of litigation, and a post-SOPA public paying more attention to this space than ever before, how will we deal with the issues new technology will raise?

Panelists include:

 Michael Carroll, Moderator

Professor, American University Washington College of Law;

Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property;

Board of Directors, Creative Commons

John B. Morris, Jr.

Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy,

National Telecommunications & Information Administration

Matt Schruers | @MSchruers

Vice President for Law & Policy, CCIA;

Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Casey Rae | @CaseyContrarian

Interim Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition;

Board of Directors, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture

Brandon Butler | @bc_butler

Practitioner-in-Residence, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic;

Former Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries

Registration is free but required. The event will be livestreamed here on Wednesday afternoon from 12:00-2:00pm. Follow us on Twitter at @LegPolicyBrief and join the discussion with #LPBdisruption.

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