"The 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties: 10 Years Later"
cosponsored by the Frederick K Cox International Law Center
Friday, November 10, 2006 * Moot Courtroom A59 * WEBCAST available for viewing on demand after the event
The 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaties: 10 Years Later
In 1996, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) adopted two treaties pertaining to copyrights in the digital age – the Copyright Treaty, and the Performances and Phonograms Treaty. As a result, legislatures from signatory countries, including the U.S., adopted various revisions to their copyright legislation. In the U.S., this included the enactment of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act as well as attempts to draft legislation to protect proprietary interests in valuable commercial databases. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the treaties. The symposium will provide a 10-year retrospective on the legal and policy issues underlying the adoption of the treaties and the ramifications of the implementation of relevant treaty provisions into local law. The symposium will include speakers from the U.S. and various other jurisdictions to compare legislative and judicial approaches to a number of issues arising under the WIPO treaties.
Professor Jacqueline Lipton, Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts, Associate Director, Frederick K Cox International Law Center
Center Directors and Symposium Co-Sponsors
Craig Allen Nard, Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Professor Raymond Ku, Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Professor Michael Scharf, Director, Frederick K Cox International Law Center
Welcome and Introduction
Professor Jacqueline Lipton, Symposium Chair
Professor Michael Scharf, Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Introduction by Dean Gary Simson, Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker & Hostetler Professor, Case School of Law
Speaker: Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
Panel 1: "The WIPO Copyright Treaties - Drafting, Policy, and Implementation"
David Vaver, Professor of Intellectual Property and IT Law, University of Oxford
Lydia Loren, Professor & Acting Dean, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis &
Graeme Dinwoodie, Professor, Associate Dean, Director of the Program in IP Law
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Mira Sundara Rajan, Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Panel 2: "The Copyright Treaties and Digital Rights Management"
Gwen Hinze, International Affairs Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Joseph Liu, Professor, Boston College School of Law
Andres Guadamuz, Professor, University of Edinburgh School of Law, AHRC
Research Centre for Studies in IP and IT Law
Alain Strowel, Professor Faculties Universitaires Saint-Louis, Universite de Liege
Panel 3: "The Database Protection Debate"
Mark Davison, Professor and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies), Monash Law School, Monash University
Marshall Leaffer, Distinguished Scholar in IP Law and University Fellow, Indiana
University School of Law-Bloomington
Guido Westkamp, Senior Lecturer in IP Law, Queen Mary, University of London
Publication - The symposium will be published in Case Western Reserve Law Review Vol. 57, Issue 3 (Spring 2007). For single issue purchase info: http://www.law.case.edu/student_life/journals/law_review/subscribe.htm