[A2k] April 6 Webcast Debate on Spec 301

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Tue Apr 5 05:15:01 PDT 2011

The following event will be webcast live and is free and open for
in-person attendance:


April 6: Special 301 and the Enforcement Agenda: Competing Perspectives
on U.S. Intellectual Property and Trade Policy


Webcast: http://auw.cl/s301

Registration: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm 


Room 603, Lunch 12:45pm  Introduction 1:00pm

Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC


Trade and intellectual property law converged in the World Trade
Organization's path-breaking agreement on Trade Related Aspects of
Intellectual Property Rights (1994). Since then, a dominant direction of
U.S. foreign policy has been to advocate for foreign countries to adopt
increasingly higher standards of intellectual property protection and
enforcement, including in the recently negotiated Anti-Counterfeiting
Trade Agreement and in the current negotiations over the Trans-Pacific
Partnership Agreement (TPP). There is debate within U.S. technology and
media industries, however, about how far this trend should continue, and
whether it will impair important U.S. commercial interests.


Come hear a debate between two leading industry advocates of divergent
visions of U.S. trade policy on intellectual property and technology


-          Matt Schruers, Vice President for Law & Policy, Computer &
Communications Industry Association. CCIA members include Google,
Facebook, Oracle, eBay, Nividia, and AMD

-          Steve Metalitz, Partner, Michell Silberberg & Knupp LLP.
MS&K clients include Sony, RIAA, MPAA, and ASCAP


The event will be moderated by Sean Flynn, Associate Director, Program
on Information Justice and Intellectual Property


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