2009 Symposium: Publicity, Privacy, and IP Meet the First Amendment

Publicity, Privacy, and Intellectual Property Meet the First Amendment

On April 3, 2009, the Boston College Law Review held a symposium entitled “Publicity, Privacy and Intellectual Property Meet the First Amendment”. The symposium focused on the intersections between intellectual property and First Amendment law, and featured four different panel discussions. Video of the symposium panels is available at the links below. The symposium issue of the Review is available here.

  • The first panel was on Anonymity in Cyberspace. The panelists included Lauren Gelman, Executive Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society and Lyrissa Lidsky, Research Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and it was moderated by Jonathan Zittrain, the co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
  • The second panel of the symposium focused on Corporate Regulation, Corporate Secrecy and the First Amendment. The panelists were Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School, and Elizabeth Rowe, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The moderator was Lee Tien, senior staff attorney with the Electric Frontier Foundation.
  • The third panel discussed Publicity, Reputation, Commerce, and the First Amendment. The panelists included: Roberta Kwall, Raymond P. Niro Professor of Intellectual Property Law at DePaul College of Law and Founding Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology and Diane Zimmerman, Samuel Tilden Professor of Law at New York University Law School. Stacey Dogan, Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law was the moderator.
  • The fourth panel of the symposium was on First Amendment and the Construction of Copyright. David Olson, Assistant Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, and Alfred Yen, Professor of Law at Boston College Law School were the panelists and Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Associate Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School was the moderator.

 

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