CopyRIGHT: Can Free Marketeers Agree on Copyright Reform?

CopyRIGHT: Can Free Marketeers Agree on Copyright Reform?

Thursday, December 13, 2012
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Location: 
1310 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC
A panel of free marketeers with diverse views on copyright will explore the debate among conservatives and libertarians about the purpose of copyright, how it interacts with other rights, and a range of other questions. How is copyright like real property, and how do they differ? Will technological change force copyright to change, too? We will address these questions and discuss areas of consensus and disagreement regarding how and whether the Copyright Act should be amended to address challenges involving orphan works, fair use, piracy, intermediary liability, free speech and rogue foreign websites — among others.
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Copyright Event Room Changed to Longworth 1310 on 12/13

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Join the International Center for Law & Economics, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, and TechFreedom, on December 13 at 3pm for “CopyRIGHT: Can Free Marketeers Agree On Copyright Reform?” Please note: to make security clearance easier for guests, we've moved the room to Longworth 1310.

A panel of free marketeers with diverse views on copyright will explore the debate among conservatives and libertarians about the purpose of copyright, how it interacts with other rights, and a range of other questions. How is copyright like real property, and how do they differ? Will technological change force copyright to change, too? We will address these questions and discuss areas of consensus and disagreement regarding how and whether the Copyright Act should be amended to address challenges involving orphan works, fair use, piracy, intermediary liability, free speech and rogue foreign websites — among others.

TechFreedom President Berin Szoka will moderate a panel featuring:

Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Larry Downes, author of The Laws of Disruption

Geoffrey Manne, Lecturer in Law, Lewis & Clark Law School & Executive Director, ICLE

Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Ryan Radia, Associate Director of Technology Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute

You can follow the conversation on Twitter on the #RightCR hashtag. You can join the Facebook event to see who else will be coming—but please RSVP. A livestream of the event will be available here.

 

When:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. (coffee and registration begins at 2:45 p.m.)

 

Where:

1310 Longworth House Office Building

Independence Ave & New Jersey Ave

Washington D.C. 20515

 

Questions? Email icle@laweconcenter.org.