Copyright Matters: Copyright Conversations with the United Kingdom

When: July 29, 2013 at 10:00am - 10:00am EDT - This event has passed

The program will feature John Alty, chief executive officer and
comptroller general of the Intellectual Property Office of the United
Kingdom as well as Neil Feinson, director of international policy and
Adam Williams, deputy director of international policy. In a
conversation with Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante and senior
officials of the U.S. Copyright Office, the panelists will discuss
current copyright policy issues facing the United Kingdom and the United
States, such as orphan works, extended collective licensing, small
claims and recent efforts in both countries to update the copyright
legal system for the digital age.

The event is free and open to the

Mumford Room is accessible through the central elevator bank, closest to
Independence Avenue.  Please allow time to enter the building and pass through security.

The Copyright Matters lecture series was founded by Register of
Copyrights Maria A. Pallante in 2011 as a community forum to discuss the
practical implications of copyright law in the 21st century and to
provide education and training to the staff of the U.S. Copyright
Office. Through the series, a wide range of invited speakers –
including Congressional leaders, authors, market experts, and legal
scholars – present topics of critical importance to the copyright
debate. Lectures occur throughout the year at the historic Library of
Congress and include discussions about authorship, copyright
registration, marketplace investment, copyright enforcement, fair use,
international norm setting, orphan works and other updates and revisions
of copyright law for the digital age.

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