The U.S. Copyright Office will celebrate World IP Day with an impressive array of prominent speakers discussing the myriad ways women have shaped creativity and innovation. Congresswoman Judy Chu, co-chair of the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, will provide featured remarks. Michele Woods, head of the Copyright Law Division of WIPO will moderate a panel discussion featuring Kate Flannery (actor, The Office), Judy Herrmann (photographer), Michelle Hurd (actor, Cagney and Lacey, Blindspot, Law & Order SVU), Georgia Stitt (composer and lyricist, Snow Child), and Julie Swidler (EVP, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment). Acting Register of Copyrights, Karyn Temple, will provide introductory remarks. More information here.
USPTO World IP Day Celebration
The USPTO will celebrate World IP Day with a program on "how women come up with game-changing and life-enhancing innovation that transforms and improves our lives while empowering other woman to do the same." USPTO Director Andrei Iancu will provide opening remarks followed by Dr. Cherry Murray (Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy at, and former dean of, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science); Dr. Irina Buhimschi (Director, Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute, Nationwide Children’s Hospital); and Danya Sherman, Founder of KnoNap, LLC and George Washington University student. Registration is available here.
Artists Rights Society Celebrates World IP Day
The Artists Rights Society will host a “coffee and conversation” event at its office in New York in honor of World IP Day. Those interested in attending can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May4 & 5Fri & Sat
The New Music Ecosystem Conference
Seattle, W.A. – On May 4 and 5, the University of Washington, KEXP, and Washington Lawyers for the Arts are hosting a conference to discuss the challenges and policies that contribute to a vibrant music ecosystem. The conference will include various panels, along with keynotes by musician/producer T Bone Burnett and Acting Register of the U.S. Copyright Office, Karyn A. Temple. More information, including how to register, is available here.
Due Date for Written Comments on Chinese IP Practices and USTR’s Proposed Tariffs
Friday, May 11 is the deadline for public written comments concerning the U.S. Trade Representative’s proposed tariffs in response to Chinese acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. Instructions for submission can be found here.
USTR Public Hearing on Chinese IP Practices and Proposed Tariffs
Tuesday, May 15, the Section 301 Committee of the U.S. Trade Representative’s public hearing regarding proposed tariffs on Chinese goods in response to “China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation.” The hearing will be held “in the main hearing room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW Washington DC 20436 beginning at 10:00 am.”
Due Date for Submission of Post-Hearing Rebuttal Comments
Tuesday, May 22 is the deadline for post-hearing rebuttal comments concerning the U.S. Trade Representative’s hearing on proposed tariffs in response to Chinese acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. Instructions for submission can be found here.
AIMP Hosts Second Annual Indie Music Publishing Summit in NYC
New York - On Tuesday, June 12, the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) will host its second annual Indie Music Publishing Summit in New York City. Last year’s inaugural event was sold out. So the 2018 edition has expanded to a full day of keynotes, panels and creative forums. Copyright Alliance members who use code CopyAllAIMP2018 will receive a 20% discount on registration and a one-year Professional membership in the AIMP! Full program details will be shared soon. Meanwhile, registration is now open, with early bird rates in effect until March 30.
Extended Deadline for Comments on Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
Thursday, June 14 is the new deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking, proposing an update on “regulations governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 of the Copyright Act, and to update related statement of account filing requirements.”
Jun18 & 21Mon & Thu
A2IM Hosts Indie Week in NYC
New York - From Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, the independent music community will come together in New York City for A2IM Indie Week, an international conference and networking event aimed at maximizing the global impact of Independent music. 2018’s Indie Week will include interactive panels, workshops, keynote speeches by independent music luminaries, as well as one-on-one discussions. You can find more information, as well as purchase tickets, here. Copyright Alliance members who use the code CopyrightAllianceIW20 when registering for Indie Week will receive a 20% discount. The advance ticket rate is in effect until April 19.