Registration Now Open For 2016 CPIP Fall Conference
CPIP’s Fourth Annual Fall Conference will highlight how property rights in innovation and creativity benefit communities and economies around the world. We’ll focus on how secure IP rights foster investment, development, and access to products for consumers. We’ll bring together speakers with diverse experiences—from businesses creating music licensing models supporting songwriters to small startups using patent portfolios to secure venture capital investment.
You’ll hear from and meet influential industry leaders, policymakers, and scholars working on intellectual property issues. The conference proceedings will be published by the George Mason Law Review, ensuring that the academic presentations are available for future reference and citation. Attendees will also receive 9 hours of CLE credit.
George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law Publishes Proceedings from USCO-CPIP Moral Rights Symposium
The proceedings from our symposium on moral rights, co-hosted with the U.S. Copyright Office, have just been published in the George Mason Journal of International Commercial Law. The symposium, entitled Authors, Attribution, and Integrity: Examining Moral Rights in the United States, was held on April 18, 2016, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
This symposium examined the role of moral rights protection in the United States. The day-long event brought together authors, scholars, and other stakeholders for a broad discussion of copyright issues related to moral rights. Topics included the historical development of moral rights and various means for providing them, the value that authors place on moral rights generally and individual moral rights specifically, the various ways these rights are provided for under current law, and new considerations for the digital age.
To read the full proceedings, please click here.
George Mason Law Review Publishes Papers from Third Annual CPIP Fall Conference
The George Mason Law Review has just published the papers from the 2015 CPIP Fall Conference, The IP Platform: Supporting Invention & Inspiration.
We would like to thank Rod Harrell and the rest of the George Mason Law Review staff, as well as the authors whose rigorous research and writing yielded these excellent papers, for helping to make our annual conference a success.
The papers can be downloaded at the following links:
- Sandra Aistars, Devlin Hartline, & Mark Schultz, Copyright Principles and Priorities to Foster a Creative Digital Marketplace
- Matthew Barblan, Copyright as a Platform for Artistic and Creative Freedom
- Stephen Haber, Patents and the Wealth of Nations
- Terry Hart, License to Remix
- Christopher M. Holman, The Mayo Framework is Bad for Your Health
- Justin Hughes, Motion Pictures, Markets, and Copylocks
- Keith Mallinson, Don’t Fix What Isn’t Broken: The Extraordinary Record of Innovation and Success in the Cellular Industry Under Existing Licensing Practices
- Sean M. O’ Connor, Patented Electric Guitar Pickups and the Creation of Modern Music Genres
- James Pooley, The Myth of the Trade Secret Troll: Why the Defend Trade Secrets Act Improves the Protection of Commercial Information
- Eric Priest, Meet the New Media, Same as the Old Media: Real Lessons from China’s Digital Copyright Industries