RE: LCT Lecture

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Date: Mon, May 21 2001

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    Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 12:26:28 -0700
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    Subject: RE: LCT Lecture
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    Thank you so much!
     FRED VON LOHMANN, Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco and
    Visiting Researcher at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, UC
    Berkeley Law School
    "Beyond Napster: Reconciling Copyright and Innovation"
    Overview: When should a technology maker be held liable for copyright
    infringements committed by its customers? This question has important
    implications for technological innovation, as the answer will determine
    which technologies fall within the exclusive control of the copyright
    industries, and which are left to develop freely. This lecture will explore
    the rationale and scope of contributory and vicarious copyright
    infringement, the two copyright doctrines that are most often invoked
    against technology makers, and suggest solutions aimed at reconciling these
    indirect liability theories with the imperatives of technological
    Thursday, May 24, 2001, 12:30-1:30 pm, Room 105
    Bring your lunch, your ears, your questions!
    More on Fred von Lohmann:
    Fred von Lohmann is an attorney currently working as a visiting researcher
    with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, a research center associated
    with the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on
    the impact of peer-to-peer technologies on the future of copyright. He also
    continues to maintain a relationship with Morrison & Foerster LLP, where his
    practice is concentrated on transactions and counseling involving the
    Internet and intellectual property. He comments frequently on copyright law
    and the Internet, including issues relating to online music distribution and
    the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), and has advised a variety of
    Internet clients, including Yahoo!, Verio, Myplay, and NBCi.
    Rebecca Bliquez
    Project Coordinator &
    Assistant to the Director
    Center for Law, Commerce & Technology
    University of Washington Law School
    (206) 685-2636
    (206) 616-3427 FAX