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Media Advisory
February 15 th 2008
Contact:

Oroma Mpi, 212-382-6713

 Is Intellectual Property Dead? The Revolt of Students for New Directions

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2008; 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave.)

 Students for Free Culture has chapters in at least 35 universities across the country. Many of these chapters are branching out beyond access to music copyright and piracy. Can the students lead us, in terms of public policy, in a new direction where copyright law will not criminalize certain users?

Moderators:
ALAN J. HARTNICK
Abelman, Frayne & Schwab; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School; columnist on Intellectual Property for the New York Law Journal

JUDITH B. PROWDA
Senior Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art; Attorney at Law, Law Office of Judith B. Prowda; Adjunct Professor, New York Law School

Speakers:
JOHN PALFREY
Professor, Harvard Law School

HUGH HANSEN
Professor, Fordham Law School

LAWRENCE E. ABELMAN
Intellectual Property Specialist, Abelman, Frayne & Schwab

ELIZABETH STARK
Recent Harvard Law School Graduate; Founder, Harvard Free Culture

FRED BENENSON
NYU Graduate Student, Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program; Co-Founder, Free Culture @ NYU

ANDREW BRIDGES
Intellectual Property Litigator, Winston & Strawn

Sponsored by:
Committee on Copyright & Literary Property, Joel Hecker, Chair

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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