Spring 2014 Symposium: 30 Years of Disruption: from Betamax to Aereo


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

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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?

Registration is free, but required. We will be livestreaming the symposium; check back here on the day of the event! You can also follow us on Twitter at @LegPolicyBrief and join the discussion with #LPBdisruption.

Michael Carroll, Moderator

Professor, American University Washington College of Law;

Director, Program on Information Justice and 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


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