Christina Mulligan on "Principles for Radical Copyright Reform"

You are cordially invited to a special Information Society Project lunch speaker series featuring Christina Mulligan discussing "Principles for Radical Copyright Reform" on Friday, March 26 (rescheduled from a snowy February 26) at noon in Room 128 of Yale Law School.

Principles for Radical Copyright Reform

What's wrong with copyright law? Currently, it is illegal to watch most DVDs on a linux operating system, to play the radio on too many speakers in a shop, and even possibly to watch "The Wizard of Oz" while playing "The Dark Side of the Moon" in the background. Do these apparently absurd results "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts"? What rules might promote authorship better? This talk will discuss the purpose of copyright and principles for redrafting the copyright statute to produce sensible rules -- and a richer culture.

Christina Mulligan is a Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Before joining the ISP, she was Production Editor and Article Editor for the Journal of Law & Technology at Harvard Law School and an attorney with the Institute for Justice. She is the author of the article Perfect Enforcement of Law, 14 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 13 (2008). Her research interests include intellectual property reform, technology policy, and the proper role of government in society.