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Kernochan Center Looks At Evolution of Copyright's Fair Use Doctrine

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COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM LOOKS AT LATEST DEVELOPS IN COPYRIGHT LAW’S `FAIR USE’ DOCTRINE
 
Kernochan Center Event Set for Feb. 8
 
Press contact:
James O’Neill 212-854-1584  Cell: 646-596-2935
 
January 29, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School will host an all-day symposium Feb. 8, 2008 on the recent evolution of the fair use doctrine of U.S. copyright law. The symposium, which features fair use experts from law schools across the country and a representative of the U.S. Copyright Office, will probe a variety of topics, such as whether the relative weight of the factors used to invoke fair use has changed in the digital world, and other approaches that have been proposed to supplement or further define fair use.
 
WHAT: ``Fair Use: Incredibly Shrinking or Extraordinarily Expanding?’’
 
WHEN: Friday, February 8, 2008 from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
 
WHERE: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Manhattan, New York. Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
 
SPEAKERS: Prof. Paul Goldstein of Stanford Law School, Prof. Barton Beebe of Cardozo School of Law, Prof. Laura Heymann of William & Mary School of Law, Robert J. Kasunic of the United States Copyright Office, Prof. Jessica Litman of the University of Michigan Law School, Prof. Joseph P. Liu of Boston College School of Law, Prof. Randal Picker of the University of Chicago Law School, Prof. R. Anthony Reese of the University of Texas School of Law, Prof. Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown University Law Center and Prof. Timothy Wu of Columbia Law School.
 
Panel moderators will be June M. Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School; Columbia Law Professor Jane Ginsburg; and Columbia Law Professor Clarissa Long.
 
Journalists who wish to cover the symposium are requested to contact James O’Neill in advance at 212-854-1584 or james.oneill@law.columbia.edu. Lawyers for media companies can attend by mailing the registration form and registration fee of $195. Registration deadline is Jan. 31, 2008.
 
For the full agenda and list of panel subjects, click here.
 
The symposium is sponsored by the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts; the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts; and the Horace Manges Lecture and Conference Fund.
 
Columbia's Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts was established to contribute to a broader understanding of the legal aspects of creative works of authorship, including their dissemination and use. The Center has encouraged the development of instruction at the Law School in topics such as intellectual property, copyright, trademarks, the regulation of electronic media, and problems arising from new technologies.
 
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.