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Virtual Event | Copyright Protection in the Digital Age

Virtual Event | Copyright Protection in the Digital Age

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Join Hudson Institute Legal Fellow Devlin Hartline and expert panelists Steven Tepp, Michael D. Smith, and Vance Ikezoye for a discussion on the use of filtering and site blocking to address online copyright infringement.

The digital age has brought new challenges for copyright owners in the United States and abroad. While consumers have more legal choices than ever to enjoy copyrighted content online, copyright owners have struggled to protect their rights given the inadequate legal mechanisms available to them. History shows that copyright law evolves in the face of new technologies, and this panel will consider how the use of filtering to capture infringements in real time and site blocking to close off pirate websites can be deployed to combat copyright infringement in the digital age. The panelists will take a deep dive into the law and policy behind the issues, discussing recent legal developments, assessing the empirical data, and surveying the technological solutions.


Steven Tepp

President & CEO, Sentinel Worldwide and Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School

Michael D. Smith

J. Erik Jonsson Professor of Information Technology and Marketing, H. John Heinz III College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Vance Ikezoye

CEO, Audible Magic Corporation


Devlin Hartline

Legal Fellow, Forum for Intellectual Property, Hudson Institute

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