TAP scholar Peter DiCola
will be moderating the panel on “Copyright and the Future of Entertainment
.” In this session, panelists will discuss the intersection of copyright law, specifically with respect to the entertainment industry, and recent legislation proposed by Congress to curb copyright infringement on the Internet. Questions to be explored will include:
- Do copyright laws adequately protect creators in industries that are heavily dominated by consumer interest?
- Is illegal activity to credit for such new developments such as the licensing regimes of Netflix and Spotify, and would it have been better to adjust copyright laws earlier in order to incentivize such moves in the market place earlier, rather than criminalizing consumers?
- What does the recent SOPA/PIPA legislation add to this discussion?
Peter DiCola is an associate professor at Northwestern University School of Law. His research centers on the music industry and related industries. Currently, he is focusing on copyright law’s regime for digital sampling and deregulation in the radio industry. He uses empirical methods and applied economic models to study intellectual property law, media regulation, and their intersection.