Conference Program

Virtual: Wednesday-Thursday, September 22-23, 2021

Copyright and Technology 2021 is the twelfth in a series of conferences that focus 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.

The Copyright and Technology Conference will provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for Arizona, California, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, and Pennsylvania. The amount of CLE credit that may be obtained through electronic delivery varies by state.  Instructions for verifying attendance will be emailed to registrants prior to the program.

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(Agenda subject to change)

Law and Policy Track: 12:30 – 1:30pm EDT

Wed. September 22 Is There a Filter in Your Future? The Paths of Platform Liability in the U.S. and Europe

  • Moderator: Bill Rosenblatt, President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and Chair, Copyright and Technology Conference
  • Jim Griffin, VP Digital Rights, Pex
  • Rob Arcamona, Associate General Counsel, IP, Facebook
  • Ted Shapiro, Partner and Head of Brussels Office, Wiggin
  • Lui Simpson, SVP Global Policy, Association of American Publishers
Thurs. September 23 Leaving the Garden: Licensing Comes to Podcasting

Technology Track: 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

Wed. September 22 Synch and Swim: Music Synch Licensing and the Online Video Explosion

Thurs. September 23 NFTs and Inclusiveness in the Art Market


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