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Speaker Series Looks Toward the Future of Copyright, Spring 2009

January 26, 2009 9:19 AM

Over the last twenty years, the field of intellectual property has grown in both size and importance. As the United States has shifted from a manufacturing-based economy to an information-based economy, the legal regimes which protect information (including patents, copyrights, and trademarks) have become ever more important. In law schools around the country, a corresponding transformation has taken place, as intellectual property has moved increasingly from the periphery towards the core of the law school curriculum.

As part of a Tulane University Research Enhancement Grant, Tulane Law School is pleased to present a speaker series that looks toward the future of copyright, with six prominent IP scholars discussing their views and visions of tomorrow's world of copyright.

The Future of Copyright Speaker Series Spring 2009 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Tulane Law School’s John Giffen Weinmann Hall (6329 Freret Street) Room 257

Wednesday, February 11 Graeme Dinwoodie , Chicago-Kent College of Law, Professor of Law, Associate Dean and Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law and Chair in Intellectual Property Law at the University of London, Queen Mary College. Along with a prolific list of law review articles on copyright, trademark and patents, Dinwoodie has authored the casebooks International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (with Hennessey and Perlmutter), International and Comparative Patent Law (with Hennessey and Perlmutter), and Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (with Janis).

Monday, March 2 Peter Jaszi ,  American University Washington College of Law, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic. His work focuses on domestic and international copyright law. His work with the Center for Social Media has most recently produced The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. He was editor of The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature (with M. Moodmansee) and a co-author of Copyright Law, 3rd edition. His law review articles include titles that look to the future of copyright in an international setting and intellectual property within a clinical environment.

Monday, March 30 Diane Zimmerman , Samuel Tilden Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. Her extensive scholarship includes work on digital archiving, First Amendment issues, current debates on the relationship of digital technology to key concepts in copyright, including authorship, originality, and the public domain.

Monday, April 6 Mark Rose , Professor, English Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, is a key scholar in the history of copyright, with his work, Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright  (1993), as well as law review articles that explore the theoretical and historical underpinnings of our current copyright system. He also serves as a consultant and expert in copyright infringement litigation suits.

Monday, April 13 Pamela Samuelson , Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information and the School of Law, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (Bio). Her extensive scholarship focuses on the intersection of information technologies and public policy. 

Monday, April 20 James Boyle , William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law and co-founder of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain at Duke Law School, one of the founders of Creative Commons, and a key voice in myriad IP debates, including such topics as the public domain, intellectual ecology, and digital surveillance. See http://www.law.duke.edu/boylesite/ 

For more information on Tulane Law School’s intellectual property curriculum, click here.