After this Kat’s last post, she was a bit hopeful that the sticky morass of fair use would just disappear for a bit. This Kat could be so lucky. Of course, her participation at the Copyright Society of the USA’s Annual Meeting, which ended yesterday, probably decreased her chances of avoiding the issue for a time. The Copyright Society’s meeting was, as always, thought-provoking, interesting, slightly contentious, and full of many of the brightest minds in American copyright law, with the added bonus of the perspective of our members from Canada, Mexico and Germany. The Society generally meets in slightly out-of-the-way resorts, so for two days all of these great minds are gathered together in one conference room, and of course, later at one bar.
The conference availed to us a whole array of worthwhile facts and notable ideas, as well as the ever-popular survey of the Recent Developments in Copyright Law delivered to us each year at the "Bob and Tom Show". This post is about sharing a few of the conference tidbits with our readers. Your reporter is more than happy to discuss in further detail any of the topics we covered at the conference, of course. You can see the speakers and the agenda list here. And really, you should come to Austin Texas for our Mid-Winter meeting in February next year and hear it all with your own ears.
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