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Clicking "Refresh": A New Look at Fair Use in the Digital Age
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 6:30 PM

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This panel discussion will address the ways in which copyright law’s fair use doctrine has evolved (or may be tested) in an era in which the rise of news aggregation, social networking, and a variety of other websites increasingly allow internet users to combine and transform content from endless sources of media. How transformative are on-line montages and mash-ups? Is the aggregation of headlines or content from news providers infringement or fair use? Does posting copyrighted content on a user’s Facebook or Myspace page undermine the market for that content? When does a blogger’s summary of an article appropriate enough content to constitute copyright infringement? Panelists will offer a broad range of perspectives on these an other issues from the bench, bar, media industry, and legal academy.


HON. LEWIS A. KAPLAN, U.S. District Court Judge, Southern District of New York; LAURA MALONE, Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Governance, The Associated Press; WILLIAM W. FISHER, Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Harvard Law School; Director, The Berkman Center for Internet and Society; SUSAN KOHLMANN, Jenner & Block LLP