30 Years of Disruption: from Betamax to Aereo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 603

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court'ʹs landmark Betamax decision. Since then, technology has evolved at an incredible pace. The wide adoption of the Internet was arguably the most revolutionary, enabling startups to disrupt existing industries and changing our lives at the most fundamental levels. Our copyright laws are in constant friction with technology, causing problems for new entrants and incumbents alike. With the House of Representatives undertaking a comprehensive review of the nation'ʹs copyright laws, the Department of Commerce conducting its own inquiry into digital copyright, a constant stream of litigation, and a post‑SOPA public paying more attention to this space than ever before, how will we deal with the issues new
technology will raise? Join us to hear from a panel of experts tackling these questions and more. Speakers include:

Michael Carroll, Moderator
Professor, American University Washington College of Law;
Director, Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property;
Board of Directors, Creative Commons

John B. Morris, Jr.
Associate Administrator and Director of Internet Policy,
National Telecommunications & Information Administration

Matt Schruers | @MSchruers
Vice President for Law & Policy, CCIA;
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Casey Rae | @CaseyContrarian
Interim Executive Director, Future of Music Coalition;
Board of Directors, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture

Brandon Butler | @bc_butler
Practitioner‑in‑Residence, Glushko‑Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic;
Former Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries


WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – No Charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or secle@wcl.american.edu


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