Conference Examines Copyright in the Internet Age

Posted: June 9, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s National Center for Technology and Law and The Progress and Freedom Foundation will cosponsor a conference on copyright in the Internet age, tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Featuring experts on the legal, economic, and policy aspects of Internet content and copyright, the conference will focus on the future of online music, movies, and games. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property, will be the keynote speaker. Conference topics include “National Rights and Copyrights,” “Does Internet Exceptionalism Justify a Different Approach to Copyright?,” “Comparing Property Rights and Property Rules for Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights,” and “Alternatives to Markets: Compulsory Licenses and Other Schemes.”

“Our conference will address the copyright and related enforcement issues that are fundamental to the continued growth of the networked economy,” says Bradford Brown, chairman of Mason’s Tech Center. “As more content is being digitized and distributed via the Internet, business has to have confidence in the system.”

For more information or to register for the conference, contact Brooke Emmerick at or (202) 289-8928.

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