The Legislation & Policy Brief presents
30 Years of Disruption: from Betamax to Aereo
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
12 pm – 2 pm EDT
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Betamax decision. Since then, technology has evolved at an incredible pace. The wide adoption of the Internet was arguably the most revolutionary, enabling startups to disrupt existing industries and changing our lives at the most fundamental levels. Our copyright laws are in constant friction with technology, causing 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?
Michael Carroll, Moderator
John B. Morris, Jr.
Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy,
Board of Directors, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
Former Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries