only a year ago that Register Maria Pallante ignited the imagination of the
Copyright world with her address, “The Next Great Copyright Act.” Each of us
must have thought that, after the polarization of the past few decades, a new
Act could finally set everything right. However, while Register Pallante
outlined several areas for potential review, each of us undoubtedly has his or
her own ideas of what a new Copyright Act should be. And those ideas are not
Copyright Society of the USA is excited and proud to present a panel, featuring
a diverse body of viewpoints, to start probing the contours of what a future
Copyright Act might look like. We ask our panelists what they would do if they
“ran the zoo” in the hopes of discovering where there might be points of
consensus, and intractable strife, and, perhaps, space for deeper exploration.
Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Reception (cash bar)
p.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch
p.m. Program (Please note: event will end promptly)
Cost: Early Bird - $70.00 (Members) $85.00 (Nonmembers) $33.00 (Students - Limited; please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org)
CLE: The Copyright Society of the USA is a NY CLE Approved Provider. This course is Transitional and
Nontransitional and provides 1.0 Professional Practice Credit
(based on 50 minutes).
Noon – March 20, 2014
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of the USA,
1 East 53rd
Street Floor 8,
New York NY10022
ADLER: Gen. Counsel & VP, Government
Affairs, Assoc. of American Publishers
Allan Adler is the General Counsel and Vice
President for Government Affairs for the Association of American Publishers,
the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. In this
role, Mr. Adler oversees AAP's legislative, regulatory and litigation
activities on behalf of its 350 member organizations. He is the U.S. book
publishing industry's chief representative with respect to Congress, the
Administration, federal agencies and international bodies such as the World
Intellectual Property Organization, and oversees strategies for AAP members'
engagement on intellectual property, First Amendment, education, and technology
issues. Mr. Adler graduated from SUNY Binghamton and obtained his law degree
from The National Law Center of the George Washington University in Washington,
D.C. After serving as Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties
Union, Mr. Adler was a partner in the Washington law firm of Cohn and Marks,
where he focused on telecommunications and information policies.
VICTOR PERLMAN: Gen.
Counsel, American Society of Media Photographers
Perlman has served as
General Counsel to ASMP since 1995 and as in-house General Counsel and Managing
Director since leaving private practice in 1996. He has been an attorney since
1972 and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Copyright Clearance
Center (CCC), the Media Photographers Copyright Agency, Inc., and the
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Mr. Perlman has frequently
appeared as an author in various publications, including Rangefinder,
Communication Arts and Popular Photography, and has taught numerous Continuing
Legal Education seminars. He is the co-author of Licensing Photography,
published by Allworth Press. He has testified in Congressional hearings and in
hearings and other proceedings held by the U.S. Copyright Office and the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office. He has filed amicus curiae briefs in landmark
cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal appellate courts. Mr. Perlman
received his bachelor’s degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College
in 1967 and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. Before
entering private practice, he served as law clerk to the Honorable D. Donald
Jamieson, then President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.
WEINBERG: VP, Public Knowledge
Michael Weinberg is a Vice President at Public Knowledge. He oversees PK Thinks, Public
Knowledge's place to explore long term trends and anticipate policy challenges.
He also focuses on the policy implications of emerging technologies such as 3D
printing and open source hardware. Michael is the author of a number of
whitepapers including “It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D
Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive
Technology” and “What's the Deal with Copyright and 3D Printing?” He regularly
discusses the policy implications of emerging technologies in the press and at
speaking events. Michael received his J.D. from The George Washington University
Law School and his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. Michael was born and
raised in and around Washington, DC and looks forward to having his heart
broken by the Redskins every fall.
ROBERT KASUNIC: Assoc.
Register of Copyrights, Dir. of Registration Policy & Practice
Robert J. Kasunic is the Associate Register of
Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practices at the United
States Copyright Office. Mr. Kasunic served most recently as deputy general
counsel of the Copyright Office, where he oversaw the implementation of policy,
regulations and practices on copyright registration and deposit issues; and
worked regularly with the Department of Justice on related litigation. Mr.
Kasunic joined the Copyright Office in 2000 as a senior attorney in the Office
of the General Counsel and was elevated to principal legal advisor in 2003.
Prior to his work at the Copyright Office, Mr. Kasunic enjoyed a private
practice that included major copyright litigation. Mr. Kasunic has taught
copyright law for twenty years and currently serves as an adjunct professor at
Georgetown University Law Center and American University’s Washington College
of Law. Mr. Kasunic earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of
Law and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University.