Copyright and Technology Conference NYC 2017

Copyright and Technology Conference Coming to NYC in 2017

The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA) New York Chapter, in conjunction with GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, will present the eighth annual Copyright and Technology NYC 2017 conference on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at New York University’s Kimmel Center. Sponsored by Digimarc and Jaybird Communications, the event provides a forum where technologists, attorneys, media industry executives and public policy decision-makers gather to discuss hot issues at the intersection of copyright and technology. This year’s topics include blockchain technology, music royalty processing, digital rights management, the FCC’s open set-top box proposal and copyright issues for virtual reality. Legal professionals will also be able to obtain NY State CLE credit for attending the conference.

Copyright and Technology NYC 2017 will be headlined by a keynote presentation from Michael Smith and Rahul Telang of Carnegie-Mellon University, authors of the book Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment, who will discuss big data analytics and its disruptive effects on the entertainment industries. The conference will also feature a presentation of new research on the effects of online piracy on book publishing revenues. Other confirmed speakers include representatives from Cleartracks, Core Rights, the Dot Blockchain Music Project, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies, Karis IP, Lane Powell, MIT Press, the Musonomics podcast, New York Public Library, Open Music Initiative, Sony, Ujo Music and several leading law firms.

Bill Rosenblatt, president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies and program chair for the conference, said, “This is the only conference where techies, lawyers, media business people and public policy people get together in the same room to talk intelligently about how technology and copyright affect one another in the digital age. We tackle hot issues but avoid polemics, and everyone learns something.”

Tickets are available at early-bird rates of $299 for CSUSA members, $399 for non-members and $149 for CSUSA student members through Nov. 23. After that date, all rates will rise by $100.

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For more information, visit copyrightandtechconf.com.