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Feist, Facts and Functions: IP Protection for Works Beyond Entertainment


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

September 28th event at George Washington University will explore some of the key issues relating to protection and use of factual content and software

Washington, D.C. – On September 28, 2007, the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) will present Feist, Facts and Functions: IP Protection for Works Beyond Entertainment in conjunction with the George Washington University School of Law. The one day event will gather IP experts from around the country to debate key issues related to protection of fact-based works that are vitally important and often overlooked.

When we think about intellectual property offenses, it’s usually illegal music downloads, pirated movies, or fake works of art that come to mind. But in our daily lives, we’re surrounded by fact-based works whose protection has enormous implications for how we work and live, the development of new products and the strength or our economy.

Whether it’s the presentation of facts, theories and opinions, or predictions about the world, or the development of software to enhance our business or private lives, fact-based works are vitally important and overlooked. This conference will explore some of the key issues relating to protection and use of factual content and software.

What: Feist, Facts, and Functions: IP Protection for Works Beyond Entertainment (http://www.siia.net/events/prereg.asp?eventid=770)

When: Friday, September 28, 2007, 8:30 am – 5pm.

Where: Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008

Who:

  • Miriam Bitton, University of California, Berkeley
  • Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University School of Law
  • Alan Durham, University of Alabama School of Law
  • Michael Steven Green, College of William and Mary School of Law
  • Justin Hughes, Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Elizabeth Judge, University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law
  • David McGowan, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Michaela Platzer, President, Content First LLC
  • Elizabeth Rowe, University of Florida School of Law
  • Sharon K. Sandeen, Hamline University School of Law

Media interested in attending the event should contact Kate Brownlee at 202-429-1833, or kathrynbrownlee@rationalpr.com



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