3rd IDP Congress on Internet, Law and Politics. Briefings, part V: The new frontiers of copyright

The Congress on Internet, Law and Politics has the aim of continuing the task of reflecting on, analyzing and discussing the main changes taking place in law and politics in the information society. This third congress focuses on the questions that currently represent the most important challenges and new developments in the fields of copyright, data protection, Internet security, problems of responsibility, electronic voting, and the new regulation of e-Administration, as well as dedicating a specific area to the current state of the use of new technologies by law professionals.

John Palfrey, Executive Director Berkman Center of Internet and Society
Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation, Oxford Internet Institute

John Palfrey
John Palfrey

[live simulation of somebody uploading copyrighted material to YouTube and the copyright holder’s lawyer and Google’s lawyer fighting one to each other. John Palfrey dynamizing the event and Jonathan Zittrain taking notes on a beamed PowerPoint presentation and putting all sort of things on a browser. Too good to describe it here in full detail ;D ]

Summing up: copyright has worked to distribute content under a scarcity model. Digital technologies have made scarcity an ancient thing, so we should be able to set up a new business model to get to people what they’re looking for without infringing the law, and by avoiding costly transaction costs (i.e. sues, punctual agreements, etc.)

3rd Internet, Law and Politics Congress (2007)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2007) “3rd IDP Congress on Internet, Law and Politics. Briefings, part V: The new frontiers of copyright” In ICTlogy, #44, May 2007. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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