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The Forty-Third Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture - Shira Perlmutter
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A series of annual lectures on domestic copyright given in memory of the publisher Donald C. Brace, who founded Harcourt, Brace & Co. in 1919. Apart from his interest in the art of literature, he was deeply interested in copyright legislation, the protection of creative talent, and freedom of the press. In 1950, he was awarded the Columbia University Medal of Excellence in recognition of his distinguished contributions to publishing.

11/4/2013
When: Moday, November 4
6:30 PM with Reception to Follow
Where: James B. M. McNally Amphitheatre - Fordham University Law School
140 West 62nd Street
New York, New York  10023
United States
Contact: Amy Nickerson


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A series of annual lectures on domestic copyright given in memory of the publisher Donald C. Brace, who founded Harcourt, Brace & Co. in 1919. Apart from his interest in the art of literature, he was deeply interested in copyright legislation, the protection of creative talent, and freedom of the press. In 1950, he was awarded the Columbia University Medal of Excellence in recognition of his distinguished contributions to publishing. This series was originally established by a gift from his daughter, Mrs. Donna Brace Ogilvie.


The Forty-Third Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture
November 4, 2013
Speaker: Shira Perlmutter
Title: From Paralysis to Progress: The (Useful) Art of Copyright Pragmatism
Registration: $40.00 per person. Students and professors are free. Please email amy@csusa.org to receive the promo code.


 

Shira Perlmutter

Chief Policy Officer and
Director for International Affairs
United States Patent and Trademark Office


Shira Perlmutter is the Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the USPTO. In that position, Ms. Perlmutter serves as a policy advisor to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and oversees administration and support for all domestic and international IP policy-related operations; congressional and legislative engagement, as carried out by the Office of Governmental Affairs; education and training, as carried out under the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA); global IP leadership through administration of the IP Attaché Program; and economic analysis, as carried out by the Chief Economist.

Before joining the USPTO, Ms. Perlmutter was Executive Vice President for Global Legal Policy at the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Before that, she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property Policy at Time Warner.

Ms. Perlmutter previously worked at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva as a consultant on the copyright issues involved in electronic commerce. In 1995, she was appointed as the first Assoc-

iate Register for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office. She was the copyright consultant to the Clinton Administration’s Advisory Council on the National Information Infrastructure in 1994-95.

Ms. Perlmutter is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at Oxford University, and a lecturer at King’s College, University of London. From 1990-95, she was a law professor at The Catholic University of America, teaching Copyright Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, and International Intellectual Property Law. Previously, she practiced law in New York City, specializing in copyright and trademark counseling and litigation. She is a co-author of a leading casebook on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy, and has published numerous articles on copyright issues.

Ms. Perlmutter has written extensively about copyright issues, including a casebook, "International Intellectual Property Law and Policy,” with Professors Graeme Austin, Graeme Dinwoodie and William Hennessey (Lexis Nexis, 2d ed. 2009); "Participation in the International Copyright System as a Means to Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts,” 36 Loyola (L.A.) L. Rev. 323 (2002); "Convergence and the Future of Copyright,” 24 Columbia-VLA J.L. & Arts 163-175 (2001); "Future Directions in International Copyright,” 16 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 369 (1998); "Freeing Copyright from Formalities,” 13 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 565 (1995); "The United States Supreme Court Reviews Parody Under the Fair Use Doctrine: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.,” 40 Copyright World 17 (1994); "Fair Use Misconstrued: Profit, Presumptions and Parody,” with William F. Patry, 11 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 667 (1993); "Lotus Development Corp. v. Paperback Software International: A View from the United States,” 149 Revue Internationale Droit d’Auteur 163 (1991); "The Scope of Copyright in Telephone Directories: Keeping Listing Information in the Public Domain,” 38 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 1 (1990); and "Conceptual Separability and Copyright in the Designs of Useful Articles,” 37 Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 339 (1990).

Ms. Perlmutter received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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