Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The symposium will be followed by a wine and cheese reception
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013
Videos from this event are available on the Program page
The New York Law School Law Review and the Innovation Center for Law and Technology presented Behind the Artist: Art and Entertainment Law in the Digital Age, a symposium that explored how modern technology exposes artists to new opportunities and new dangers. The conference brought together leading practitioners, academics, and industry leaders to discuss, among other things, the tension between copyright and privacy, streaming content online, crowdfunding and ownership, and fair use. Together, we addressed questions at the forefront of copyright litigation today.
The goals of the conference were to
- jumpstart discussion on unanswered questions of technology’s impact on copyright and creativity,
- bring together key stakeholders in law, art, and entertainment to learn from different perspectives,
- raise questions at the vanguard of copyright litigation, and
- propose solutions that will protect artists’ rights, inspire creativity, and promote the public good.
The symposium chair was Ari Ezra Waldman, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School. Papers will be published in a forthcoming issue of The New York Law School Law Review.
Follow the conversation on Twitter at #BehindTheArtist