Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2008 symposium will be held Thursday, May 1st at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St., New York.
OnCopyright 2008 will bring together thought leaders and change agents to exchange ideas about where copyright is headed and what those changes mean for the future of written works, music, movies and other types of intellectual property. Registration is $395.
The symposium will be organized around four themes:
technology, society, law and the arts. The technology
panel will focus on digital technologies that challenge
established rules for content distribution and sharing.
The panel focused on society will consider how these
developments impact social norms and behaviors. The law
panel will look at how copyright law can influence or be
influenced by these developments, and the arts panel will
feature writers and other artists discussing the
significance of these trends to them.
Speakers will include:
- Suzanne Vega, singer-songwriter;
- Michael Carroll, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law;
- Jonathan Lethem, bestselling author, novelist and essayist;
- Allan Adler, Vice President, Legal & Governmental Affairs, Association of American Publishers;
- Kevin O’Kane, President & Founder, Red Lasso;
- Matt Mason, author, The Pirate’s Dilemma;
- Jim Griffin, Warner Music;
- Mark Tribe, Assistant Professor, Modern Culture & Media Studies, Brown University;
- Douglas Rushkoff, author, teacher, documentarian;
- Tim Wu, professor, Columbia Law School;
- Paul Fakler, Partner, Moses & Singer LLP;
- Stanley Pierre-Louis, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property & Content Protection, Viacom Inc.;
- Clay Shirky, author, Here Comes Everybody.
“OnCopyright 2008 promises to be one of the year’s most
important conferences on intellectual property,” said
Tracey Armstrong, CCC’s President and Chief Executive
Officer. “How we address copyright will have important
implications for business, the arts and academics. Our
symposium will stimulate thoughtful dialogue and healthy
debate on the complexities of copyright, where content,
technology, the law and public opinion intersect.”