Conference Program

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fordham University School of Law, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY

Copyright and Technology NYC 2018 is the ninth annual one-day conference that focuses on the dramatic and fast-moving influences that technology has on copyright in the digital age. We are the unique forum where technologists, attorneys, media industry people, and public policy decision makers get together in the same room for intelligent dialog over current hot topics related to copyright and technology.

Copyright and Technology NYC 2018 will offer New York State CLE credit for afternoon panels.

(Agenda subject to change)

Morning Plenary Session

9:00 – 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 am Opening Remarks

  • Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and Program Chair
  • Rob Potter, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA
  • Barry Werbin, Counsel, Herrick Feinstein; co-chair, New York Chapter, Copyright Society of the USA
9:45 – 10:45 am Keynote Address

  • Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeritus, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and author, Move Fast and Break Things: How Google, Facebook and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy
11:00 – 12:00 am Research Presentation: TBD
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch

Afternoon Technology Track

1:15 – 2:15 pm Match Game: The Problem of Matching Music Recordings to Compositions

  • Moderator: Paul Jessop, Founder, County Analytics
  • Michael Simon, President, Rumblefish and CEO, Harry Fox Agency
  • John Mancini, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Dae Bogan, Co-founder & CEO, TuneRegistry and Founder & Chief Researcher, Royalty Claim
2:30 – 3:30 pm A Hidden Revolution: The Rise of E-Book Watermarking 
3:30 – 4:00 pm Networking Break 
4:00 – 5:00 pm Sing It One More Time: The Great American Music Database in the Sky

Afternoon Law & Policy Track

1:15 – 2:15 pm Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Software Protection in the Post-Alice Era

2:30 – 3:30 pm Driven to Exhaustion: The Future of Digital First Sale

3:30 – 4:00 pm Networking Break 
4:00 – 5:00 pm Beyond Monkeys: Artificial Intelligence and Copyright

 Testimonials from previous conferences:

  • “I’ve attended quite a lot of copyright/rights oriented conferences at this point, and I have to say, the panels you create and speakers you get for C&T surpass the rest by a long shot in terms of diversity, background, and interest.” — Devon Weston, Digimarc
  • “I was reflecting on how you have created this impressive—and interesting—community of interest. There are so many important people there in your field and they have an interesting web of professional and personal relationships. I have to think it’s really valuable both for them and for folks like me who don’t have only a certain slice of expertise.” — Bill Trippe, MIT Press
  • “Copyright and Technology events offer a unique combination of both technical and legal insights that are difficult to find anywhere else. Especially at this critical phase of transformation in our industry, the intersection of these two areas is greater than ever before, so whether you are a lawyer wanting to understand technology, a technologist wanting to understand content licensing, or a content acquisition person stuck in between the two, this is a great conference to gain new understanding into the ‘anywhere, anytime, any device’ world we are living in today. For us as a sponsor, it has been a unique opportunity to reach all these key decision makers and influencers with our message on the importance of dynamic security for OTT and home networking.” — Christopher Schouten, Nagra
  • “[The] Copyright and Technology conference provided much food for thought, and some insight on the key challenges facing copyright in the highly mobile, cloud enabled, information intensive content usage scenarios of today and tomorrow.” — Jude Umeh, Capgemini