Spring 2016 Conference

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A Copyright Office for the 21st Century

Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:15am-1:00pm
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC-200

Registration for this event is at capacity; new registrations will be added to the waitlist.

Join us for a conference bringing together experts from academia, industry, and government to discuss how to modernize the U.S. Copyright Office to best serve the needs of content creators, distributors, users, and the general public in the digital era. Speakers will include Sandra Aistars, George Mason University Law School; Stuart Benjamin, Duke Law School; Troy Dow, Disney; Dave Green, Microsoft; Joseph Liu, Boston University Law School; Bill Raduchel, independent director and investor; Arti Rai, Duke Law School; Mary Rasenberger, The Authors Guild; Pam Samuelson, Berkeley Law School; Matt Schruers, Computer & Communications Industry Association and Georgetown Law School; and Chris Sprigman, New York University School of Law. The conference is jointly organized by The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law and the New York University Law School’s Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy.

The program, including continental breakfast, is free, but space is strictly limited and attendees must register in advance.

For more information, please contact Stephen Merrill (stephen.merrill@law.duke.edu) or Anne Hassett (annemarie.hassett@nyu.edu).


8:30 a.m.


8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

What should a modern Copyright Office be doing compared to what it does now?

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Registration and recordation functions

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Regulatory and adjudicatory functions

12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Congressional views