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2019 Copyright & Technology Conference Materials

Copyright and Technology NYC 2019 

January 16, 2019

AGENDA

 

MORNING PLENARY SESSION


9:45-10:45 AM   
Keynote Address - Paul Goldstein, Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford University, author of Copyright's Highway: From Gutenberg to the Celestial Jukebox


MATERIALS:

  1. Paul Goldstein, Pre-Publication Excerpt from Copyright's Highway. Stanford University Press 

 

TECHNOLOGY TRACK


1:15-2:15 PM  

Is 13 an Unlucky Number? Effects of the EU Copyright Directive

MATERIALS:

  1.  European Commission's Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, 14 September 2016. © European Union, https://eur-lex.europa.eu, 1998-2018.
  2. Council of the European Union's agreed negotiating mandate on the Proposal for a

    Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market, 14 September 2016, 25 May 2018. © European Union, https://eur-lex.europa.eu, 1998-2018.

  3.  Amendments adopted by the European Parliament on 12 September 2018 on the

    proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. © European Union, https://eur-lex.europa.eu, 1998-2018.

  4.  European Commission Staff Working Document, Executive Summary of the Impact

    Assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules. © European Union, https://eur-lex.europa.eu, 1998-2018.

  5.  European Commission Factsheet – A Digital Single Market for the Benefit of All

    Europeans.

  6.  L’Oréal SA and Others v eBay International AG and Others C-324/09 Judgment

    of the Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 12 July 2011.


2:30-3:30 PM
  
Content Ownership, Blockchains, and DRM

MATERIALS:

  1. Bill Rosenblatt, The Future of Blockchain Technology in the Music Industry. American Bar Association's Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industries Law Journal, The Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Issue 35-1. January 2019.
  2. Lance Koonce, Copyright's "Double Spend" Problem: Digital First Sales. 27 April 2016. Available here: https://medium.com/creativeblockchain/copyrights-double-spend-problem-digital-first-sales-f18c586612b9
  3. Capitol Records, LLC v. ReDigi Inc., No. 16-2321 (2d Cir. 2018).

 

4:00-5:00 PM
Rational Approaches to Online Image Licensing

MATERIALS:

  1.  American Society for Collective Rights Licensing (ASCRL) Membership Agreement v4.18.2018.
  2. U.S. Copyright Office, Notice of Inquiry on Copyright Protection for Certain Visual Works. 24 April 2015.

  3.  U.S. Copyright Office, Notice of Inquiry on Mass Digitization Pilot Program. 9 June 2015.

 

 

Law & Policy Track



1:15-2:15 PM 

Copyright Office Updates: DMCA and MMA

MATERIALS:

  1.  Introduction and regulatory language:
    https://www.copyright.gov/1201/2018/2018_Section_1201_Introduction_and_Recommended_Regulatory_Language.pdf
  2. Acting register’s recommendation:

    https://www.copyright.gov/1201/2018/2018_Section_1201_Acting_Registers_Recommendation.pdf

  3.  1201 study:

    https://www.copyright.gov/policy/1201/section-1201-full-report.pdf

     

 

2:30-3:30 PM 
The Future of Music Mechanical Licensing


MATERIALS:

  1. H.R. 1551 – Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act

  2.  H.R. 1551 / S. 2823 – Conference Committee Report

  3.  Request for Information on Designation of Mechanical Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator, 83 Fed. Reg. 65,747 et seq. (Dec. 21. 2018).

  4.  Filing of Schedules by Rights Owners and Contact Information by Transmitting Entities Relating to Pre-1972 Sound Recordings, 83 Fed. Reg. 52,150 et seq. (Oct. 16, 2018).

 

4:00-5:00 PM
Copyright Liability for Online Service Providers

MATERIALS:

  1. ALS Scan, Inc. v. Cloudfare, Inc., et al., Case No. CV-16-5051-GW-(AFMx), U.S. District Court, Central District of CA. Final Rulings on (1) Defendant Cloudfare Inc.'s Motion for Summary Judgment, and (2) Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment against Cloudflare. 13 March 2018.
  2. ALS Scan, Inc. v. Cloudfare, Inc., et al., Case No. CV-16-5051-GW-(AFMx), U.S. District Court, Central District of CA Western Division. Order on Cloudfare, Inc.'s Motion for Reconsideration. 18 June 2018.
  3. Report and Recommendation, UMG Recordings., Inc., et al., v. Grande Communications Networks, LLC.18 December 2018.
  4. Report and Recommendation, UMG Recordings., Inc., et al., v. Grande Communications Networks, LLC. and Patriot Media Consulting, LLC. 18 December 2018.
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