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2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

 All panels and events take place at the Hyatt Regency unless otherwise noted. We hope you can join us!    Return to the main page >>

   Sunday, June 12

12:00 - 2:00 PM

CSUSA International Chapter Luncheon
Beyond Notice and Takedown: Liability Regimes to Address Online Piracy

Separate registration fee required.
  Tickets available for purchase at checkout.

2:00 - 4:00 PM
CSUSA Executive Committee Board Meeting
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Registration & Information Desk Open
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Joint Meeting of the Board of Trustees & Members
Members and Trustees: if you are not able to attend the joint meeting, please sign and return a proxy form. Thank you.

6:00 - 6:30 PM

First-Time Attendee Reception

New to the Copyright Society? Join other newcomers and CSUSA hosts at this
pre-reception gathering.

6:30 - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Join us for an evening of networking as we kick off the meeting!  Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Guest tickets are available.


   Monday, June 13

8:00 AM

Registration & Information Desk Open
8:00 - 9:00 AM

 Breakfast Buffet  

8:00 - 9:00 AM

CSUSA Membership Committee Meeting

 8:00 - 9:00 AM

CSUSA Journal Editorial Board Meeting

9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Eric J. Schwartz, CSUSA President

9:30 - 10:30 AM

View from the U.S. Copyright Office
The Honorable Maria A. Pallante
U.S. Register of Copyrights and Director

10:30 - 10:45 AM

10:45 - 11:45 AM

Session 1
Rethinking the Publishing Agreement: Grants, Rights and Responsibilities in the 21st Century

Even through the technology boom and the digital revolution, the publishing agreement and grant of rights by authors has remained relatively the same. The panel of industry experts will review The Authors Guild's recent Fair Contract Initiative, as well as recent developments within scientific, technology and health publishing, and discuss how the publishing agreement is (or should be) updated or improved upon to meet today's publishing business.

Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director, The Authors Guild

Mark Seeley, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Elsevier

Glenn Pudelka, Locke Lord LLP


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Coffee Break

12:00 - 1:30 PM

Session 2
Annual Round-Up of Cases

Bob Clarida, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Tom Kjellberg, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.

1:30 - 2:30 PM


2:30 PM
Free Time - Optional Activities Below!

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Custom Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Join us for an afternoon on the Freedom Trail during this private 2-1/2 mile tour. Our guide will lead us on a 90-minute walking tour back to colonial times.  Walkers will follow the red-brick road to historic sites such as the Massachusetts State House, Park Street Church, Granary Burying Ground, King's Chapel and the location of the Boston Massacre. CSUSA walkers will be picked up in the Hyatt Lobby at 3:20 PM and dropped back at the hotel at 5:30 PM. 

To Purchase Tickets: Check the walking tour ticket box when registering for the meeting.
Meet in the Lobby at 3:20 PM

Meet in Lobby
at 3:20 PM
 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Copyright Classic XXXII

Join us for the annual Copyright Classic softball game, as Team Slotnick and Team Salvo vie for the 2016 Champion title!  All are welcome to play or cheer from the sidelines.

To Purchase Tickets to Play: Check the softball ticket box when registering for the meeting.
Meet in the Lobby at 3:00 PM
- Guides will escort players and guests to the field

Boston Common
Softball Field
 3:00 - 5:30 PM

The 30th Annual Kate McKay Tennis Tournament

Join CSUSA member and guest players at our annual tennis tournament.  This year's match will take place at the Boston Athletic Club.  All our welcome!

To Purchase Tickets to Play: Check the tennis ticket box when registering for the meeting.
Meet in the Lobby at 3:00 PM
- Guides will escort players to the Athletic Club via shuttle

 Boston Athletic
Sports Club
7:30 - 10:30 PM

Cocktail Reception & Dinner

Join us for an evening of cocktails, mingling, dinner and our annual awards presentation at the UMass Club.

CSUSA is proud to announce that the 2016 Excellence in Creativity Award will be presented to best-selling author and attorney, Scott Turow.

Dinner is included in the registration fee.
To Purchase Guest Tickets:
Select Guest Reception 6/13 when registering.

UMass Club,
One Beacon Street,
32nd Floor
 10:30 PM

CSUSA Rock Jam!  Crude Humble & Obvious

Clarida, Kasunic, Kjellberg and other Copyright Society members and friends will jam upstairs at Hennessy's (a 10 minute walk from the UMass Club dinner).

25 Union Street

   Tuesday, June 14

8:00 AM
Registration & Information Desk Open
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet

8:00 - 9:00 AM
CSUSA Chapter Chair Meeting
All Chapter Chairs are welcome to attend


9:15 AM Opening Remarks
Eric J. Schwartz, CSUSA President

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Session 1
ALI Restatement of the Law of Copyright:
The Process, Policy and Significance of Re-Stating the Law

In November 2014, the American Law Institute announced its intention to create and publish a Restatement of the Law of Copyright. Chris Sprigman, Professor of Copyright Law at the New York University School of Law was appointed by ALI as the Reporter for this project, and many other copyright academics and practitioners (including some CSUSA members) were appointed to assist with the project.

The project will, according to the ALI, encompass "general copyright law, including the subject matter of copyright; the scope of exclusive rights granted by copyright; copyright formalities; rules governing ownership and transfer of copyright; copyright infringement; defenses to copyright infringement; and remedies."  The project is both unprecedented (in copyright) and controversial, and has engendered strong support and opposition from copyright jurists, academics, and practitioners in its preliminary deliberations.

This panel will discuss the process and purpose of the ALI Restatement, as well as its legal and historical significance.

Chris Sprigman, Professor of Copyright Law, NYU School of Law

June Besek, Executive Director and Lecturer in Law, Kernochan Center

Jay Rosenthal, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

11:00 - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Session 2
Universities and Copyright: A View from the Ivory Trenches

Universities are both major producers and major consumers of copyrighted works.  As such, they deal on a daily basis with important issues of copyright compliance, fair use, and author-publisher relationships, and they are in the forefront of the open access and open source movements.  A panel of university in-house counsel who advise their institutions on copyright law matters will discuss issues relating to the academic community, such as the workings of open courseware  and massive open online courses (MOOCs), fair use best practice codes, open access to scholarly articles, digitization of works from library collections, and the recent district court opinion in Cambridge University Press v. Becker (the Georgia State case).
Jonathan H. Hulbert, Harvard University

Jaren D. (Jay) Wilcoxson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Melissa Smith Levine, University of Michigan

William S. Strong, Kotin, Crabtree & Strong, LLP

12:15 - 12:30 PM


12:30 - 1:30 PM

Session 3
The Ever-Increasing Creep of Privacy into the World of Copyright
and Content Users and Owners

The convergence of technology and media has prompted the development of new tools to collect, process, store and use consumer data to improve consumer experiences. Today, the use of data combined with Internet and mobile technology can result in offers to individuals that are highly relevant, delivered at the right time and at the right place. However, these tools create a wide range of compliance risk and liability issues. They also raise the stakes for protecting data in increasingly challenging risk environments, ranging from internal vulnerabilities to criminal cyberattacks and other persistent threats.  Legislators, regulators and the courts – both in the U.S. and in international jurisdictions – are developing new law and compliance obligations to address the privacy and security implications of the expanding information economy.  This panel will focus on these privacy law developments with the goal of keeping IP attorneys up-to-date in this complex and dynamic area of law.
Nancy Libin, Jenner & Block

Shaundra Watson, Federal Trade Commission

Pauline Wen, Senior Vice President, Chief Privacy Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Viacom Media Networks

Michele Woods, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO






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