School of Law Co-Sponsors Intellectual Property Conference

Posted: April 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Thursday, April 18, the National Center for Technology and Law and the Intellectual Property program co-sponsor a conference on digital content with the Progress & Freedom Foundation. The conference, “Digital Online Content: Creating a Market That Works,” is held at the Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The conference features a keynote address by James Rogan, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, followed by two panel discussions. The first panel, “The Emerging Market for Online Music,” features top music industry leaders who will outline the state of the marketplace, including the status of efforts to license music for online distribution. The second panel, “The Digital Challenge to Intellectual Property Rights,” features noted academics and policy experts who will examine piracy, the Napster case, digital-rights management, and the ‘fair use’ doctrine.

The event is open to the public and includes a buffet lunch. There is no charge to attend, but attendees must register because space is limited. To register, contact Brooke Emmerick at (202) 289-8928 or

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