Seminar on Digital Millennium Copyright Act

March 24, 2003
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Faculty Commons
INTERNET PRIVACY v. COPYRIGHT PROTECTION

Have you ever downloaded copyrighted music from Napster or KaZaA?
Do you think that "they" can't find out who you are?

You're wrong -- come hear why.

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Experts in COMPUTER LAW, INTERNET LAW, PRIVACY LAW, and FREE SPEECH LAW will discuss the decision and implications of the very recent district court opinion In re Verizon Internet Inc. (2003 WL 141147; 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 681) – A case of first impression concerning intellectual property in cyberspace and anonymity on the internet.

The decision required an Internet Service Provider (like AOL, Compuserve, or SNET) to comply with a subpoena seeking the identity of an anonymous user of the ISP (like you) who downloaded 600 copyrighted music selections in one day using KaZaA, peer-to-peer music sharing software.

Come decide whether the decision was a big win for "big brother" and intellectual property owners or a bigger loss for internet users' privacy and free speech rights.

PANEL PARTICIPANTS:

Moderator:

Dale Carlson – Partner and Co-chair of the Patent Practice Group at Wiggin & Dana, Adjunct QU Intellectual Property Law Professor.

Speakers:

Mark Heaphy – Associate at Wiggin & Dana, New Haven. Adjunct QU Computer Law Professor.

Kathy Porter - Partner and Co-chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Group and E-Commerce Group at Robinson & Cole, Boston.

Amy Wergeles – Counsel at Robinson & Cole, Hartford. Chair of the Computer Law Section of the CT Bar Association.

Richard Ravin – Member and Head of E-Commerce and Intellectual Property Law Group at Hartman & Winnicki, NY. Vice-chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section and Founding co-chair of the Internet Law Committee of the NY Bar Association.

Paul Berman – Associate Professor of Cyberspace and Copyright Law at UConn School of Law.

Charles Griffin – Information Security Officer/DMCA Agent at Quinnipiac University.

Monday, March 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the Faculty Commons.
Dinner Reception - 5:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion - 6:00 p.m.

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