The Politics of Copyright

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
When Congress passed the last new Copyright Act in 1976, Apple founder Steve Jobs was still working out of his parents' garage and copyright law was a small, esoteric specialty. A lot has changed since then: digital technology has transformed publishing, and copyright law has exploded exponentially. 

In light of these changes, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante has called for a comprehensive review of U.S. copyright law, and the House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings to gather input from major stakeholders. Not surprisingly, there are sharply conflicting views about how the Act should be revised. Given these divergent opinions, is a new Copyright Act a realistic possibility? Which areas are ripe for reform, and which might realistically be revised? 

This luncheon program is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Law Section.

This program was rescheduled from March 4, 2014.

D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
(Metro Center Station)
Washington DC 20005

Contact Information
Sections Office
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

  • Jonathan Band,

  • Ann Chaitovitz, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Seth Greenstein, Constantine Cannon

  • Terry Hart, Copyright Alliance

  • Sherwin Siy, Public Knowledge

  • Steven Tepp, President, Sentinel Worldwide

  • Paige Gold, Copyright Committee Chair (Moderator)


Government or Non-Profit Employee


Intellectual Property Law Section


Law Student


Non-Section Member