Events for Techlawyers

To add to the existing US site (IP and IT conferences at Madisonian), special thanks must go to Jordan Hatcher for the already-invaluable UK (“and beyond”) IPITevents site. Go, subscribe, and buy a drink for Jordan when you see him.

One thing listed (and passed to me via email, too), looks particularly interesting:

Musicians, fans and online copyright
2pm, 19 March, London School of Economics

Is home downloading killing music? Should Internet Service Providers
monitor customers to try and spot copyright infringement, and
disconnect downloaders? Do musicians need new laws to benefit from
the opportunities of the Internet?

Join us at this FREE event to debate these questions and more with
leading copyright thinkers from the music world, government, consumer
groups and universities. Confirmed speakers include John Kennedy (CEO
of IFPI), Paul Sanders (CEO of PlayLouder), Becky Hogge (Open Rights
Group), Lilian Edwards (Southampton University), Rufus Pollock
(Cambridge University) and Michelle Childs (Knowledge Ecology
International).

Unfortunately I can’t make it over to London (I’m off to Glasgow the following week for BILETA), but if you’re around, you should go. Great group of speakers.

Finally, advance notice (or registration reminder) that the Berkman Center’s 10th anniversary conference is taking place on May 15th-16th in Cambridge, MA (of course). This one, all things going well, I will be at, and registration is open, with a generous discount for students, if you are fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be one.

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