The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, in conjunction with the High Tech Law Institute of Santa Clara University Law School and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, will host a two-day conference on April 9–10, 2010 to explore the past and future of copyright law. The event features an outstanding array of scholars and other experts from various disciplines.
2010 will mark the 300th anniversary of The Statute of Anne, the first modern copyright law. Enacted in 1710 by the English Parliament, the statute represented a marked departure from the Stationers Company’s pre-modern “copie-right” regime which preceded it. Among other things, the Statute of Anne articulated a rationale for a grant of protection—encouraging learned men to write books; it vested rights in authors; it allowed copyright only in newly created books; and it limited the term of copyright to fourteen years, after which the book entered the public domain (unless the author renewed his claim for another fourteen years).
The tricentennial of the Statute of Anne is a suitable occasion for looking back at the law’s influence on the history and evolution of the Anglo-American copyright tradition. It is also an opportunity to look forward—to explore how the lessons from this history might help us surmount the challenges that lie ahead for copyright law in the twenty-first century.
Read more at the BCLT page.
Symposium Issue | Security Breach Notification Six Years Later
Front Matter (PDF, 185 kB)
How a Bill Becomes a Law, Really (PDF, 207 kB)
Government Data Breaches (PDF, 569 kB)
Privacy Costs and Personal Data Protection: Economic and Legal Perspectives (PDF, 517 kB)
Federal Security Breach Notifications: Politics and Approaches (PDF, 386 kB)
Are “Better” Security Breach Notification Laws Possible? (PDF, 436 kB)
Peeping (PDF, 476 kB)
Privacy and the Third Hand: Lessons from the Common Law of Reasonable Expectations (PDF, 312 kB)
Defending the Third-Party Doctrine: A Response to Epstein and Murphy (PDF, 273 kB)
The Case Against the Case for Third-Party Doctrine: A Response to Epstein and Kerr (PDF, 322 kB)
BTLJ sponsored a symposium entitled “Security Breach Notification Six Years Later. Lessons Learned About Identity Theft and Directions for the Future.” It was held on March 6, 2009. For more information, see the Berkeley Law page.
This is a list of symposia prior to 2009.
Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship
March 7-8, 2008
Copyright, DRM Technology and Consumer Protection
March 9-10, 2007
California’s Stem Cell Initiative: Confronting The Legal Policy & Changes
March 2-4, 2006
Spyware: The Latest Cyber-Regulatory Challenge
April 1, 2005
Ideas Into Action: Implementing Reform of the Patent System
April 15-16, 2004
Digital Rights Management
February 27 – March 1, 2002
Beyond Microsoft: Antitrust, Technology and Intellectual Property
March 2-3, 2001
Law & Technology Roundtable Series
The Legal and Policy Framework for Global Electronic Commerce: A Progess Report
March 5-6, 1999
Biotechnology and the Law: New Perspectives on Public Access & Proprietary Rights
February 20-21, 1998
Digital Content: New Products and New Business Models
November 8-9, 1996
Symposium Issue | Spyware: The Latest Cyber-Regulatory Challenge