As a soft IP lawyer, I want to highlight two events that have caught my fancy –
(I) Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages: A Presentation of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office :
The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. is organizing this presentation where Shira Perlmutter, Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will present the findings and recommendations of the recently published White Paper on Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force.
Date : March 22nd, 2016
Venue : The George Washington University Law School Tasher Great Room
Registration Required : Yes
Price : $ 5 for CSUSA members and $ 7 for non-members.
(II) WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market :
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is organizing a Conference on the Global Digital Content Market. The Conference will explore themes such as :
(a) copyright in the digital age
(b) the impact of the digital environment on creators
(c) the role for publishers, producers and distribution platforms
(d) digital markets, access, and participation
Date : April 20 – 22, 2016
Venue: WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
Registration Required: Yes
Price : None
The CSUSA presentation will not be recorded and I’ll be unable to attend it due to a clash. However, the webcast of the WIPO Conference shall be webcasted and I’ll run though the transcript for the benefit of all readers. I’m actually pretty kicked about the WIPO Conference given the impressive credentials of the panelists.