The State of Copyright Law and Where to Start to Fix It
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In November, the Republican Study Committee issued, and then withdrew, a policy brief questioning the current state of our copyright laws and the rationales behind them, demonstrating how our current system actually frustrates certain conservative philosophies. In withdrawing the brief, the RSC has indicated that there were diverse views within members of the RSC on copyright, and that it was not a left-right issue. In fact, many of the aspects of today's copyright law create problems for users, artists, and industries of all political stripes, and run counter to its original constitutional purpose to promote the spread of creativity and learning. Discussions of copyright law have for too long ignored how far it has strayed from its original purpose.
Join Public Knowledge and our panel of copyright law and policy experts as we discuss these issues and begin to propose some solutions.
Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; Adjunct Professor of Law, George Mason University
Matt Schreurs,Vice President, Law and Policy, Computer and Communications Industry Association
Margot Kaminski, Executive Director, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Sherwin Siy, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Public Knowledge