PIJIP and GW to Cosponsor Event: "Media Piracy and Enforcement: Global and Economic Perspectives"

On May 11, George Washington University's Institute for Global and International Studies and the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property will host Media Piracy and Enforcement: Global and Economic Perspectives.  The event will be held at the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 1957 E Street, NW, from 11:30 to 2:00.

Media piracy has been called a global scourge and a nirvana for criminals. But it could equally be described as a global pricing problem, shaped by high prices for media goods, low incomes, and cheap digital technologies, or as the gap between wildly successful global marketing campaigns and inadequate efforts to serve local audiences. As the U.S. moves toward a major expansion of domestic and international anti-piracy efforts, how we describe and understand 'piracy' has become important to debates about the digital future - in the US and abroad. Joe Karaganis will present the results of a three-year, seven country, Social Science Research Council study focused on how piracy works, how enforcement is organized, and where we are going. Loren Yager of the GAO will be presenting the results of a new GAO study: Intellectual Property: Observations on Efforts to Quantify the Economic Effects of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods. GAO-10-423, April 2010.

Please send RSVP to: igis@gwu.edu


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