Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

15 Mar 2017, 16:00 - 18:00

Conference Room 1 and 2

Language:
English

This seminar is programmed by The Publishers' Association.

Judge Pierre Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has been a major architect of the Fair Use doctrine in the United States, most recently as the author of the Google Books decisions. Intellectual property lawyer and former General Counsel for the US Copyright Office Jon Baumgarten has litigated precedent-setting Fair Use cases and advocates a more narrow interpretation of the doctrine as applied in those cases.

At a time when a number of countries are reviewing their copyright laws and in some cases considering the introduction of US-style Fair Use, this highly topical debate will analyse its development, internationally and across formats, and examine arguments in favour of and against the expansion of Fair Use. 

The debate, the first ever of this format in the Charles Clark lecture series, will be moderated by Peter Day who has over 40 years of experience in broadcasting and reporting on business issues for the BBC.  

The Charles Clark Lecture has come to be the leading copyright event at The London Book Fair, having been founded by representative organisations from across the publishing industry; the Publishers Association (PA), the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS). This year’s event attracts additional support from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the International Publishers Association (IPA), the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and the International Federation of Reprographic Rights Organisations (IFRRO) as well as sponsorship from leading law firms specialising in IP – Harbottle & Lewis, Proskauer, Taylor Wessing, Wiggin, and publishers Elsevier and Pearson. 

The event will bring together seasoned copyright academics and practitioners, publishing professionals, rights managers, authors, artists, professionals from the wider creative industries and those with an interest in the future of copyright in the content business.

 

Contributors

  • Jon Baumgarten

    Speaker

    Intellectual property lawyer

    Intellectual property lawyer and former General Counsel for the US Copyright Office Jon Baumgarten has litigated precedent-setting Fair Use cases and...

  • Pierre Leval

    Speaker

    Judge

    The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Judge Pierre Leval of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, has been a major architect of the Fair Use doctrine in the United...

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