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The Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture

The Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture is 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.

Join Us for the 49th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture
Monday, November 4, 6:30pm
Fordham University Law School
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  1. Melville B. Nimmer - Copyright vs. the First Amendment
  2. John Schulman - The Battle of the Books Revived - Copyright Law Revision in the Year 1971
  3. Hon. Theodore R. Kupferman - Copyright and Judges
  4. Robert B. McKay - One Nation, Divisible - With Pornography for Some
  5. William Jovanovich - Writing and Reading for Love and Money
  6. Hon. Barbara Ringer - Copyright in the 1980s
  7. Irwin Karp - From Roth to Rohauer: The Twenty Years of Amicus Briefs
  8. Harry G. Henn - Cassandra Considers Copyright
  9. Sigmund Timberg - Copyright and Antitrust
  10. Harriet F. Pilpel - The Right of Publicity
  11. Leonard Zissu - Whither Character Rights: Some Observations
  12. Robert A. Gorman - The Implications for Copyright
  13. Hon. David Ladd - The Harm of the Concept of Harm in Copyright
  14. Leo J. Raskind - Functional Interpretation of Fair Use
  15. Harrison E. Salisbury - Copyright and Journalism
  16. Ralph S. Brown - Copyright and Its Upstart Cousins: Privacy, Publicity, Unfair Competition
  17. Floyd Abrams - First Amendment and Copyright
  18. Nicholas A. Veliotes - Copyrights in the 1980s: American Publishers Face a New Round of Challenges
  19. Hon. Pierre N. Leval - Fair Use or Foul?
  20. Hon. Richard Owen - A Court's View of the Copyright Law
  21. Paul Goldstein - Copyright
  22. David Lange - Copyright and the Constitution in the Age of Intellectual Property
  23. Thomas Mallon - The Origins and Ravages of Plagiarism
  24. Gerald Gunther - Learned Hand: Outstanding Copyright Judge
  25. Hon. Roger J. Miner - Considering Copyright Crimes
  26. Hon. John M. Walker, Jr. - Protectable "Nuggets": Drawing the Line Between Idea and Expression in Computer Program Copyright Protection
  27. Jane Ginsburg - Authors and Users in Copyright
  28. Lloyd L. Weinreb - Fair Use and How It Got That Way
  29. Hon. Alex Kozinski - What's So Fair About Fair Use?
  30. Hugh C. Hansen - Copyright and the Culture of the Public Domain: A Critical Analysis
  31. Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan - Copyright in the Digital Age
  32. Hon. Richard A. Posner - How Long Should a Copyright Last?
  33. Hon. Marybeth Peters - Copyright Enters the Public Domain
  34. Jessica Litman - War and Peace
  35. David Nimmer - Patently Misguided? A Direct Analysis of Copyright's Indirect Liability
  36. Hon. Stanley F. Birch, Jr. - Copyright Fair Use: A Constitutional Imperative
  37. Richard Dannay - Copyright Injunctions and Fair Use:  Enter eBay—Four-Factor Fatigue or Four-Factor Freedom?
  38. Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel -  I Got Rhythm, I Got Music, I Got Free Downloads Who Could Ask for Anything More? Can Musicians, Music Lovers and the Recording Industry Live in Harmony in the Digital Age?
  39. Professor Mark A. Lemley - Our Bizarre System for Proving Copyright Infringement
  40. Hon. Denise Cote - Making Experts Count
  41. Hon. Denny Chin - Litigating Copyright Cases: A View From The Bench
  42. Peter S. Menell - This American Copyright Life: Reflections on Re-Equilibrating Copyright for the Internet Age
  43. Shira Perlmutter - Paralysis to Progress: The (Useful) Art of Copyright Pragmatism
  44. Hon. Jed S. Rakoff - Copyright Damages: A View From the Bench
  45. Pamela Samuelson - Reconceptualizing Copyright's Merger Doctrine
  46. Roger L. Zissu - Expanding Fair Use: The Trouble with Parody, the Case for Satire
  47. Rebecca Tushnet - Picking Up the Pieces After Star Athletica
  48. Katherine B. Forrest - Copyright Law and Artificial Intelligence - Emerging Issues
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