Please join us for an in-depth look at the role international copyright treaties and free trade agreements (FTAs) play in copyright law. Panelists will explore existing and prospective treaties and FTAs and their benefits and disadvantages, including:
● the manner in which international copyright treaties and FTAs affect national IP laws in the U.S. and elsewhere;
● strategies for achieving compliance; and
● efforts to incorporate exceptions into such agreements, including for example a flexible “fair use”-type exception.
8:30-9:00 Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome Remarks
9:15-10:30 Session I: Keynote Panel: Describing the Legal Landscape
Panelists will discuss the legal landscape of copyright treaties and free trade agreements, including the role of FTAs and their benefits and disadvantages, and how copyright obligations in FTAs may differ from those in international treaties.
Moderator:June M. Besek, Executive Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School
Probir Mehta, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property
Steven J. Metalitz, Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP and Counsel to the International Intellectual Property Alliance
10:45-12:15 Session II: The Impact of International Copyright Treaties and Trade Agreements on the Development of Domestic Norms
Panelists will discuss how international copyright treaties and FTAs affect national IP laws in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Moderator: Pippa Loengard, Deputy Director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, Columbia Law School
Krista Cox, Director of Public Policy Initatives, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Ysolde Gendreau, Professor, Université de Montréal
Eric J. Schwartz, Partner, Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp LLP and Counsel to the International Intellectual Property Alliance
Karyn Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office
1:30-3:00 Session III: Issues Concerning Enforcement and Dispute Resolution
Panelists will discuss strategies for achieving compliance with international copyright treaties and trade agreements, and related issues.
Moderator: Petros Mavroidis, Professor, Columbia Law School
Sean Flynn, Associate Director for Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law
Maria Strong, Deputy Director of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office
Antony Taubman, Director of the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization
Steven Tepp, President and Founder of Sentinel Worldwide
3:15-4:45 Session IV: Fair Use and Other Exceptions
Panelists will discuss efforts to incorporate exceptions into international copyright treaties and trade agreements, including for example a flexible “fair use”-type exception.
Moderator: Jane Ginsburg, Professor, Columbia Law School
Jonathan Band, Jonathan Band PLLC
David Carson, Senior Counsel and Head of Copyright Policy Team, Office for Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Lital Helman, Professor, Ono Academic College Faculty of Law
Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director of the Motion Picture Association (MPA) EMEA
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks
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