Creation is Not Its Own Reward: Making Copyright Work for Authors and Performers October 10, 2014 Materials are available here
The Kernochan Center’s 2014 Symposium looked at the ongoing review of the Copyright Act, with a focus on the concerns of professional authors, artists and performers. We considered what changes to law and practice would benefit authors and encourage creativity.
9:00-9:15 A.M. Welcome and Introductions: June M. Besek, Executive Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
T.J. Stiles Pulitzer-Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Doug Wright Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright for "I Am My Own Wife"
10:25 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Authors’ Perspectives: Part I
Moderator: June M. Besek
Rick Carnes Songwriter and President, Songwriters Guild of America
Eugene Mopsik American Society of Media Photographers
David Hajdu Author and Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
David Lowery Musician and Lecturer, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business
Lisa Shaftel Graphic Artist and National Advocacy Liaison, Graphic Artists Guild
Authors’ Perspectives: Part II
Moderator: Pippa Loengard, Assistant Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts
Richard Masur Actor
Eddie Schwartz President, Songwriters Association of Canada