Apr: 16 Empowering Users/Creators to Take Control of Their Intellectual Property

9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Room 603
Sponsored By: The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property and the IP Brief

Recently, traditional intellectual property schemes have been shifting due to the rise of new technologies. In the past, the distinction between users and creators was clear, but now the line is becoming blurred. Newspapers, printed research materials, and DVDs are giving way to new media, such as blogs, Wikipedia, and streaming video, which do not coexist peacefully with traditional methods of protecting intellectual property. Digital distribution and the flourising of amateur creators with less commercial incentive have led to efforts such as Creative Commons and other new and more open models. Join artists, innovators, practitioners, academics, and policymakers as we discuss how the traditional forms of intellectual property are adapting to new technologies and methods of communication.

This event is free and open to all, however, registration is required. To register, please visist: http://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/founders/2012/20120416.cfm