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Copyright Cat-and-Mouse: New Developments in Online Enforcement

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Friend Center Convocation Room
Copyright enforcement in the digital era has been an ongoing game of cat-and-mouse. As new technologies emerge for storing and transmitting creative works, content creators struggle to identify the best response. The content industry has employed different tactics over time — including technological copy protection, litigation against infringers, and collaboration with Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In August of 2011, some members of the content industry signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with some of the largest ISPs, agreeing to a “graduated response” system of policing. ISPs agreed to notify their subscribers if allegedly infringing activity was detected from their connection and, if infringement continued after multiple warnings, to impede access. Meanwhile, a wave of “copyright troll” litigation has continued to sweep the country and burden the courts. Use of takedown notices under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act has continued to evolve. This event will examine enforcement efforts to date, and debate the merits of the new private approach embodied in the MOU framework. It will feature discussions between members of the content industry, internet service providers, web companies, and academics.

For more information and to register: https://citp.princeton.edu/event/copyright-cat-and-mouse/

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