Selections from the 2007 Albany Law School Interdisciplinary Conference on the Impact of Technological Change on the Creation, Dissemination, and Protection of Intellectual Property

By Halpern, Sheldon W. | Albany Law Review, Fall 2007 | Go to article overview

Selections from the 2007 Albany Law School Interdisciplinary Conference on the Impact of Technological Change on the Creation, Dissemination, and Protection of Intellectual Property


Halpern, Sheldon W., Albany Law Review


In 2000, the National Research Council published THE DIGITAL DILEMMA, (1) a report on the complex challenge to established norms created by the radical growth in information technology. As the report notes, "many of the intellectual property rules and practices that evolved in the world of physical artifacts do not work well in the digital environment...." (2) If, as I believe, the law of copyright creates the infrastructure for our culture, the way in which that law responds to this challenge has profound implications for that culture.

On the assumption that the most productive way to respond to the challenge is to examine it from different perspectives and interests, a diverse array of distinguished individuals from a variety of fields have periodically come together to discuss the multidisciplinary effect of the interface of law and digital communication technology on the creation, dissemination, and protection of intellectual property. The first two such interdisciplinary exploration took place at The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in February 2000 (and the papers presented were published in the Ohio State Law Journal (3)) and in March, 2001 (and the principal papers presented there were published in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the United State of American (4)).

The exploration continued in October, 2006 in New York City, under the auspices of Albany Law School. These conferences were designed to facilitate rich and candid interchange. To that end, the format was one of "total immersion," a continuing plenary session in which, although divided for convenience into sequentially scheduled "panels" of speakers and commentators, all of the more than thirty participants were each fully participating in all of the sessions.

The 2006 Conference panels (selections from which follow) were spread over three days. Responding to the continually changing environment, and, more particularly to the greater need for understanding these issues in an international and a trans-national context, the participants examined:

The Normative Role of Copyright Law: Rethinking the Purpose of Copyright Law in Light of Technological Change--The presenters and panelists considered the fundamental basis for protection and the way in which the problem of dissonance between observed behavior and the laws protecting intellectual property may be ameliorated.

Globalization and Harmonization--This discussion focused on how we are to fit what had been traditional "territorial" constructs of intellectual property law into the reality of an electronically borderless world.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Selections from the 2007 Albany Law School Interdisciplinary Conference on the Impact of Technological Change on the Creation, Dissemination, and Protection of Intellectual Property
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.