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January 24, 2017

CSUSA NY's 2017 Copyright & Technology Conference


When:  Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 9am-5pm

Where: New York University Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Grand Hall, New York, New York  10012

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9:00-9:30 AM     

Registration and Breakfast


9:30-9:45 AM                     

Opening Remarks

Bill Rosenblatt President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Theo ChengPartner, Fox Horan & Camerini; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA

Robert PotterPartner, Kilpatrick Townsend; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA

9:45-10:45 AM                  

Keynote Address: A Perfect Storm: Technological Change and Market Power in the Entertainment Industries

Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, Carnegie-Mellon University; authors of Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Research Presentation: Can Technological Copyright Protection be Effective? Evidence from Book Publishing

Imke Reimers, Northeastern University

12:00-1:15 PM



1:15-2:15 PM

Never Break the Blockchain: Blockchain Technology for the Music Industry

Moderator: Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Ken Umezaki, Co-founder, Dot Blackchain Music Project

Jesse Grushack, Co-founder & Product Lead, Ujo Music

Danny Anders, Founder, Cleartracks

Jim King, CEO, Core Rights

Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

2:30-3:30 PM

Money Changes Everything: Accountability and Transparency in Music Royalty Processing

Moderator: Larry Miller, Principal, Musonomics LLC; Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt

Dan Harple, CEO, Context Labs; Co-founder, Open Music Initiative

Chris Harrison, VP Music Business Affairs, Sirius XM

3:30-4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00-5:00 PM

Locks and Books: Whither Digital Rights Management in Book Publishing?

Moderator: Richard Nash, CEO, Cursor

Bill Trippe, Director of IT, MIT Press

Spiros Rally, Sony DADC

James English, New York Public Library


1:15-2:15 PM     

Circumventing the Future: The Fate of Section 1201

Eleanor Lackman, Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard

2:30-3:30 PM     

Virtually Copyright: How Does Copyright Affect Virtual and Augmented Reality?

Moderator: Katherine Spelman, Shareholder, Lane Powell

3:30-4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00-5:00 PM     

License Agreements: Art or Science?

Ed Klaris, Founder, Klaris IP

Glenn Pudelka, Counsel, Locke Lord

The Copyright Society of the USA is an CLE Approved Provider in New York and Pennsylvania. This conference will provide 3 NY and/or PA CLE credits.


CSUSA Member Early-bird $299, after 12/2 $399

Regular Registration Early-bird $399, after 12/2 $499

CSUSA Student Members Early-bird $149, after 12/2 $249

Click here to register.  

Final Registration Deadline: January 17, 2017, 


Refunds must be requested in writing by January 17, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after that point. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit your registration payment toward a future event, but you may allow another person attend in your place.

New to the Copyright Society of the USA? 

To learn about the benefits of membership, please visit our Membership Benefits page.

Already a member but need to renew for the 2016-2017 season?   Please visit www.csusa.org/join. All memberships expired on September 30, 2016. If you have already renewed, thank you!

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