Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Conference announcement: modest proposals, April 8

via Cardozo's Intellectual Property and Information Program

Some Modest Proposals 4.0: A Conference About Pouring Academic Ideas into Legislative Bottles

In Modest Proposals, Cardozo Law School's Intellectual Property and Information Program invites academics known for advocating thoughtful ways to improve intellectual property, technology, and information law to present ideas from their writing in the form of actual statutory, regulatory, or treaty language. Each proposal receives both scholarly and political commentary in a free-wheeling discussion among professors, current and former Capitol Hill staff, administration officials, and Washington activists. This round, Modest Proposals 4.0 will have a set of copyright, patent, trademark, and information law proposals.

Friday, April 8, 2011
10 am – 5 pm

Cardozo Law School
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Individual sessions of the conference are open to the public. Email for more information or to RSVP.

On Friday, April 8, 2011 Cardozo will be hosting another “Modest Proposals” conference. Format: proposers suggest legislative text, commentators from academia and the Hill respond.

RSVPs to

[1] Increasing Innovation by Reining in Copyright

Michael A. Carrier, Rutgers, proposer
Brett Frischmann, Cardozo
Peter Jaszi, American University
Aaron Cooper, Senate Judiciary Committee

[2] Patent Fair Use 2.0

Katherine Jo Strandburg, New York University, proposer
Daniel Ravicher, Cardozo
Clarisa Long, Columbia
Chris Hansen, American Civil Liberties Union

[3] Eliminating PACER Fees: Implications for the Public and for

Stephen J. Schultze, Center for Information and Technology Policy (CITP),
Princeton, proposer
Susan Crawford, Cardozo
Neil Fried, House Commerce Committee (invited)

[4] Safe Harbors for Trademark Fair Use

William McGeveran, Minnesota, proposer
Felix Wu, Cardozo
Christal Sheppard, House Judiciary Committee
David H. Bernstein, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP (invited)

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