On her return, this enterprising Kat is conducting a Post-Fordham Catch-Up Event, for which you can register here. This event, which will take place in Central London on 6 May from 1600 to 1800 (BST), will be limited to 20 participants, so to provide copyright enthusiasts with the opportunity to discuss fully the present and future of copyright in the EU and US, as well as related challenges. Registration is just £48 (three spaces are being held for students at £16). A further event will be held if there is sufficient demand.
• Copyright Reform: U.S., EU and other Countries;
• Fair Use & Freedom of Speech;
• Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing;
• U.S. Copyright: Recent Developments;
• Public Performance (including Aereo).
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"This international conference intends to bring together high-ranking IP officials and representatives of public institutions, renowned IP scholars, professionals and representatives in industries heavily dependent on intellectual property rights, to exchange perspectives on past and present shifts in IP, and to map ways for future development of the European and international IP systems in a globalised world".The three parts of the conference will be opened with keynote speeches by the highest representatives of the major organisations in the area of intellectual property, but there's plenty of interesting stuff as well. To find out more, just click here. The Kats salute CEIPI on its major contribution to the understanding of IP during the past half century, and Merpel adds the hope that the organisation will mark this event with a little rebranding, treating itself to a bright, exciting logo to replace the old one which is looking a bit washed out ...
QMJIP -- is now available both online and in print. As is well known among those who really appreciate getting something for nothing, each issue of QMJIP features an article that is absolutely free. The freebie for Volume 4, Issue 1 is "Data mining in UK higher education institutions: law and policy" by Katfriend and fabled TechnoLlama Andres Guadamuz, together with Diane Cabell. You can access it here. QMJIP also has its own very serious Kat-free, indeed illustration-free weblog, which you can sample here.
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New silks Tom Mitcheson and Andrew Lykiardopoulos. In the chair? Lord Hoffmann. Topics to be touched upon include the effect of the Supreme Court decision in Lucasfilms v Ainsworth, whether barristers should ditch their wigs in favour of the rather more egalitarian headgear illustrated on the right, and lots more besides. Click here for
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