Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age: The Demise of Ownership: Digital Content in the Age of Licensing
11/05/2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
John Villasenor Professor of Electrical Engineering and Public Policy, UCLA
Lee Knife Executive Director, Digital Media Association (DiMA)
Corynne McSherry Intellectual Property Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Steven Metalitz Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP (MS&K)
Angela Riggio Head of Scholarly Communication and Licensing, UCLA Library
Traditionally, sales of music, books, and movies involved the purchase of works embodied in material objects such as a CD, printed book, or DVD. Today, however, what are often called content "purchases" are in fact generally licenses that can leave consumers with significantly less control over content than in the past. This significantly alters the dynamics of markets, which have long benefited from the circulation of used works. This event will address whether ownership of content is a vanishing concept, whether there should be a "digital first sale doctrine," the rights of consumers of licensed content vs. the rights of copyright holders, and the policy implications of these and other questions.
All Public Policy for Innovation in the Digital Age panels are free. Registration is required. Seating will be first come, first served. Lunch will be served. Daily parking pass is $12. Pay-by-space parking is also available in Parking Structure SV.