"Revising the Copyright Act for the 21st Century"
ABSTRACT: The Register of Copyrights and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee have both called for a comprehensive revision of copyright law. Because copyright law now regulates far more than simply commercial entertainment products, it is critical that any revision process take seriously copyright's role in U.S. innovation policy, as well as new forms of creative expression. Google's Legal Director for Copyright, Fred von Lohmann, will share his thoughts on what a forward-looking revision agenda should include and how copyright law can enable and support economic growth and technological innovation in the 21st century.
BIO: Fred von Lohmann is the Legal Director for Copyright at Google. He has received many awards and honors in the field of copyright law, including the American Library Association's 2010 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award and recognition as one of 2010's "25 Most Influential People in IP" by both Billboard and The American Lawyer. Before joining Google, he was a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a research fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and an associate with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Fred received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.