There are two events coming up this month in New York City that may be of interest, and in which I am participating. The first is on November 10th from 6 p.m. to 8:45 pm at the Association of the Bar of New York, 42 West 44th. The topic is "Transforming Arts: Fair Use Issues." The panelists include Larry Lessig, myself, an art crictic for the New York Times, a professor of modern art, chief curator of the International Center of Photography, and President of the Andy Warhol Assocation. Many of the fair use issues covered in previous postings will be discussed. Here's a link to the program.
On November 18th, there will be a day long (9 to 5) IP conference at Fordham Law School. I will present the origins of the bootleg statute and there will be four folks, some of whom may be attacking me ruthlessly Here's the link: http://law.fordham.edu/event.ihtml?id=5147&back=home&amp;amp;amp;template=cal
and the program description of the copyright part (there are also trademark and patent segments):
"The copyright panel will examine the role the Constitution should play and has been judicially interpreted to play on the ability of Congress to provide protection for original works of authorship and their performances. The panel will discuss Supreme Court and lower court cases. It will focus on the recent KISS Catalog and Martignon cases, in which district courts in California and New York found the federal Anti-Bootlegging statutes to be unconstitutional. The opinions in these two cases raise directly the question of what limits the Copyright and Patent Clause imposes and what role, if any, may the Commerce Clause play? These cases have broad implications, not only for question of what power Congress has to determine intellectual property policy, but also on the ability of the U.S. to comply with existing international obligations or to ratify new ones under TRIPs and other multilateral and bilateral agreements. William F. Patry, Thelen, Reid & Priest (New York)Panelists and Commentators:Robert W. Clarida, Cowan, Liebowitz and Latman (New York)Kenneth Doroshow, Vice President of Legal Affairs, Recording Industry Association of America (Washington)Jane C. Ginsburg, Professor, Columbia University School of Law (New York)Marjorie Heins, Brennan Center for Justice, Free Expression Policy Project (New York)David Patton, Federal Defender Office, Southern District of New York (New York)Moderator:Hugh C. Hansen, Professor, Fordham University School of Law (New York)."