Oct 5: Golan v. Holder - Copyright, the Public Domain, and the First Amendment at the Supreme Court


October 5, 2011
4:30pm Reception
5:00pm Discussion

Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC 20016 (parking available)
Room 603 | WEBCAST

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Copyright's relationship with the First Amendment is back before the U.S. Supreme Court, with oral arguments to be held on October 5th, 2011.  The Washington D.C. Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) are co-sponsoring a post-argument event where you can hear lawyers for the Petitioners and the Respondents summarize their views of the case and the Justices' questions.
  • Anthony Falzone of the Stanford Law School Center For Internet and Society, counsel of record for the Petitioners, will argue that copyright restoration violated the First Amendment and the Copyright Clause.
  • David Carson, General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office, will reflect on what took place at the argument.
Responsive comments will be provided by:
  • Christopher Mohr of Meyer, Klipper & Mohr P.L.L.C., who submitted an amici brief as counsel for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, et al.
  • Professor Michael Carroll of WCL/PIJIP, who submitted two amicus briefs as counsel for Professor Peter Decherney and Heartland Angels, Inc., respectively.

Time will be provided for audience questions and interactive discussion will be encouraged.