March 6 - Google v. Oracle and Computer Software Interoperability/Copyright
Sarang Damle (U.S. Copyright Office) and Joseph Gratz (Durie Tangri) gave a dynamic lunchtime talk on Google v. Oracle and the extension of copyright to software which draws on existing libraries of code.
February 27 - Copyright Protection for Useful Articles After Star Athletica
Rob Kasunic (U.S. Copyright Office) joined Jane Ginsburg (CLS, Kernochan Center) to discuss the application of the Star Athletica decision to copyright protection for useful articles.
February 13 - Digital First Sale and Capitol Records v. ReDigi
Jonathan Band, Esq. (Policy Bandwidth) and Eleanor Lackman (Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP) joined us for a talk on Capitol Records v. ReDigi and its implications for distribution and copying as applied to digital files.
February 6 - Copyright from a Composer's Perspective
Composer and librettist Derrick Wang (Peabody Institute), Jeffrey Cunard (Debevoise & Plimpton), and Jane Ginsburg (CLS, Kernochan Center) gave a lunchtime talk on copyright as it applies to performance, recording, and distribution of music from a composer's perspective.
November 18 - First Amendment, Politics and Social Media
Clay Calvert (Marion Brechner First Amendement Project, University of Florida), Katie Fallow (Knight Institute) and John Samples (Cato Institute) joined us for a discussion of what role the First Amendment plays when politicians (and others) use social media to disseminate their political messages.
September 18 - Alumni in the Media and Arts
Alumni working in tech, the arts and IP joined us to discuss how they found their current jobs and what they wish they had known in Law School. Panelists included Elyse Dreyer '04, Sotheby's; Amin Kassam '01, Bloomberg; Jenna Skoller '15 Skadden Arps LLP; Vera Zlatarski '99, Carnegie Hall.
October 6 - Symposium 2017: Exploring International Copyright's Gaps and Flexibilities
At our annual Symposium, leading experts analyzed the gaps and flexibilities within copyright’s international framework – and posited how they might be navigated to support meaningful reform even in the absence of textual change.