May 10, 2018
Disputed Art and Counseling Museums: Copyright in Disputed Territories
Nicholas O'Donnell of Sullivan & Worcester will visit the law school to discuss his practice as a partner in the Art & Museum Law group of Sullivan & Worcester. Hosted by NUSL's Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) and the Copyright Society of the United States.

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Recent Events

April 5, 2018
CLIC Conference: Privacy Across the Disciplines
Privacy has become a key concept in the digital age. Industry, government and members of the general public all have unprecedented access to data and people in ways that were unimaginable even just 50 years ago. Many different perspectives are needed to answer the important questions that remain about what privacy is, its role in the modern world and how it should be fostered. This conference will bring together expert voices from business, law, computer science, network science, anthropology and philosophy to examine the modern notion of privacy in our lives and the many different roles people can play to shape it.

April 9, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Book Launch: Privacy's Blueprint
Join the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity for the launch of Professor Woodrow Hartzog's new book Privacy's Blue Print: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies (Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2018)

April 9, 2018 
The Patent System: Transformative Times
Join the Federal Circuit Bar Association in Boston for a discussion about the evolution of the patent system and the biggest issues facing patent policy and litigation today.


March 14, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Trump and Privacy
What is the Trump Administration planning that will impact on privacy? Ranging across consumer protection, data aggregation, digital networks, high-tech devices and surveillance, this panel brought together top privacy and surveillance experts to discuss how the Trump administration has and will continue to shape our privacy in these and other areas.

January 24 - 26, 2018
11th Annual International Conference on Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP)
The Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC) is proud to be an offical CPDP Conference Partner. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM 
Author Event Featuring Professor Orly Lobel
Orly Lobel, Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law at the Univeristy of San Diego School of Law, will visit campus to talk about her soon-to-be released book “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side” (Norton).

February 8, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
IP Meets T/E: Advising Artists, Authors and Musicians on Legacy, Inheritance and Tax
Willa Cather famously told her literary trustee to prevent publication of her draft manuscripts and letters. Tennessee Williams forbade his plays from being changed in any manner after his death. And Beastie Boys Adam Yanuch directed in his will that his image or music never be used for advertising purposes. Are these restrictions enforceable? Should they be? Copyright descends to heirs, who become the owner of the intellectual property with all the rights and responsibilities IP provides. As we have seen in headline lawsuits, such as by the family of Marvin Gaye (about the song Blurred Lines), heirs can also be litigious. How can artists and authors provide for their heirs without the burden that caring for the art provides? These are complex and somewhat unsettled issues in intellectual property law. Come hear three experts speak about these issues from a variety of perspectives at IP meets T/E.

Co-sponsored by the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA)

Monday, October 30, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
Social Influencers: Copyright, Publicity and Contracting

Monday, May 1, 2017 | 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Connected Futures: Next Generation Questions for a Just World

Thursday, April 20 - Saturday, April 22, 2017
Race & IP Conference

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Mind The Gap: IP Protection for Software After Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Data Science and Criminal Justice: A View From Inside the Public Defender's Office

November 20, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Public Art, Activism and Intellectual Property

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
The Music Industry in the Digital Age: Music Making, Music Distribution and Music Copyright in the 21st Century

For more information, contact:

Professor Jessica Silbey  
Professor Andrea Matwyshyn

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