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January 16, 2018


Copyright and Technology NYC 2018

Fordham University School of Law, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY
 
Copyright and Technology NYC 2018 is the ninth annual one-day conference that focuses on the dramatic and fast-moving influences that technology has on copyright in the digital age. We are the unique forum where technologists, attorneys, media industry people, and public policy decision makers get together in the same room for intelligent dialog over current hot topics related to copyright and technology.
 
Copyright and Technology NYC 2018 will offer New York State CLE credit for afternoon panels.

The full day event includes a keynote from Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author, Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy; panels on Matching Music Recordings to Compositions; E-Book Watermarking; Software Protection in the Post-Alice Era; Sci-Hub, Digital First Sale;and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Copyright. New York State CLE credit offered for afternoon panels. The full agenda is below.

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Morning Plenary Session:

9:00 – 9:30 am   Registration and Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45 am   Opening Remarks

  • Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and Program Chair
  • Rob Potter, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA
  • Barry Werbin, Counsel, Herrick Feinstein; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA

9:45 – 10:45 am Research Presentation: The Truth about Black Box Music Royalties

  • Daniel Dewar, Founder and CEO, Paperchain

11:00 – 12:00 am               Keynote Address: Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author, Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch

Afternoon Technology Track:

1:15 – 2:15 pm   Match Game: The Problem of Matching Music Recordings to Compositions

  • Moderator: Paul Jessop, Founder, County Analytics
  • Michael Simon, President, Rumblefish and CEO, Harry Fox Agency
  • John Mancini, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Dae Bogan, CEO, HAAWK Inc.

2:30 – 3:30 pm   A Hidden Revolution: The Rise of E-Book Watermarking

  • Moderator: Bill Trippe, President, New Millennium Publishing
  • Huub van de Pol, CEO, Icontact, creators of BooXtream
  • Randy Klein, Project Manager, ASTM International
  • Laura Stevens, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Cengage Learning

3:30 – 4:00 pm   Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm   Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Software Protection in the Post-Alice Era

  • Moderator: Nicholas Bartelt, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Fordham IP Institute
  • Barry Werbin, Counsel, Herrick Feinstein
  • Joshua Simmons, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • John Lunseth, Partner, Briggs & Morgan
  • David Leichtman, Founding Partner, Leichtman Law PLLC

Afternoon Law & Policy Track

1:15 – 2:15 pm   Fugitive Justice: Can Courts Help Scientific Publishers With Their Sci-Hub Problem?

  • Moderator: Kate Spelman, Partner, Lane Powell
  • Andrew Bridges, Partner, Fenwick & West
  • Joe DeMarco, Partner, DeVore and DeMarco
  • Nancy Kopans, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, ITHAKA

2:30 – 3:30 pm   Driven to Exhaustion: The Future of Digital First Sale

  • Moderator: Christopher Kenneally, Director of Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
  • Richard Mandel, Partner, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman
  • Jonathan Band, Founder, policybandwidth
  • James Grimmelmann, Professor of Law, Cornell Tech

3:30 – 4:00 pm   Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00 pm   Beyond Monkeys: Artificial Intelligence and Copyright

  • Moderator: Hillel Parness, Founder, Parness Law Firm
  • Ed Klaris, Founder, Klaris IP
  • Drew Silverstein, Co-Founder and CEO, Amper Music

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