[A2k] REMINDER TODAY Nov. 7 - 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture: Prof. Bernt Hugenholtz - Flexing Authors' Rights

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Thu Nov 7 11:49:57 PST 2013

American University Washington College of Law
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

The 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture:
Professor Bernt Hugenholtz - Flexing Authors' Rights

November 7, 2013 | Room 603
5:30 Reception | 6:15 Lecture | 7:30 Dinner Reception
American University Washington College of Law
For registration, CLE and live/on-demand webcast:
http://www.pijip.org/events/2013jaszilecture/ <


Prof. Hugenholtz: Flexing Authors' Rights

The global future of cultural institutions, information industries, and
individual creative work hinges, in part, on present decisions about the
scope and character of copyright exceptions and limitations. Almost
everyone agrees that modern copyright law needs to be flexible in order to
accommodate rapid technological change and evolving media uses. In the
United States fair use is the flexible instrument of choice. Author's
rights systems in Europe are generally deemed to be less flexible and less
tolerant to open-ended limitations and exceptions. But are they really?

This lecture makes the case that (1) author’s rights systems can be made as
flexible as common law copyright systems, and (2) that the existing EU
legal framework does not preclude the development of flexible norms at the
national level.

Professor Bernt Hugenholtz

Bernt Hugenholtz is Professor of law and Director of the Institute for
Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a
professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), and regularly teaches at
the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Munich), Monash University
(Melbourne) and Charles University (Prague).

He is the co-author, with Prof. Paul Goldstein (Stanford University), of
International Copyright. Principles, Law, and Practice <
 (Oxford University Press, 3nd ed. 2012), and has written extensively on a
range of copyright-related issues. He has acted as an advisor to the World
Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission, the European
Parliament and the Netherlands Ministry of Justice.

Prof. Hugenholtz is widely regarded as the foremost expert on copyright in
the EU. He was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Wittem Project, a
collaboration between copyright scholars across Europe that produced the
ground-breaking model "European Copyright Code <
" in 2010. With Ian Hargreaves, he authored the 2013 Lisbon Council policy
brief on "Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European
CopyrightFramework <

Recent publications are available at
http://www.ivir.nl/staff/hugenholtz.html <

The Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture in Intellectual Property

The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property's
Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition
of the extraordinary ongoing contributions of Professor Peter Jaszi to the
study of intellectual property at American University Washington College of
Law and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting
contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual
property discourse.

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Lecture” in the memo line.

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