Non-Digital Copyright in the Digital Millennium
Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:10 PM EST
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The Science and Technology Law Review will host a lunchtime lecture by author Russell Jacobs, who will speak in part about his fall 2011 article, "Copyright Fraud in the Internet Age: Copyright Management Information for Non-Digital Works Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act." Mr. Jacobs, a 2002 graduate of Columbia Law School, presently serves as Corporate Counsel to Starbucks Coffee Company, where he focuses on domestic and international intellectual property issues. Contact: John Atallah, firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Article:
While scholars have commented extensively on section 1201, little scholarship exists on section 1202. This Article addresses that gap. The Article discusses a federal court split regarding the scope of application of section 1202 and demonstrates that the legislative history and the plain language of
the statute call for broad application to both digital and non-digital works.
The Article then looks at section 1202 in the context of Internet fraud, and argues that this section functions as a consumer fraud statute, offering protections for the provision of accurate information and authentic works that can well serve copyright owners and consumers.