Monday, October 17, 2011

Innovation, Information and the Internet: Modernising Copyright Law

I'm delighted to be chairing a conference on copyright reform this Friday (21st October) and would encourage anyone with an interest in the topic to attend. The event is free and you can register online at Full details:
Innovation, Information and the Internet: Modernising Copyright Law

When: Friday 21st October 2011, 1.00pm - 5.00pm (a sandwich lunch will be served at 12.00)

Where: Presidents' Hall, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, Ireland

The current review of copyright law in Ireland presents significant challenges for rightsholders, copyright users and the legal profession alike. This conference will consider areas where Irish law is in need of reform and in particular will look at the role of copyright in the digital economy, the development of fair dealing exceptions, the role which fair use plays in the United States, and the experience of reform in the United Kingdom.

Speakers will include prominent national and international experts from private practice, academia and government, including:

Prof Dr Martin Senftleben - Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ms. Helen Sheehy, Commercial & Copyright Department, Sheehy Donnelly Solicitors
Prof Lionel Bently - Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge
Mr Stephen Rowan - Deputy Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement Directorate, UK Intellectual Property Office
Prof Peter Jaszi - College of Law, American University Washington
Ms. Linda Scales, Solicitor and co-founder of the Copyright Association of Ireland