The Copyright Clearance Center has announced the full program for its upcoming OnCopyright 2014, a one-day symposium that brings together people from all sectors who “create, publish, re-purpose and re-invent content.”
This year’s event is hosted by journalist and author Robert Levine, former executive editor of Billboard Magazine, and the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, and is set for this Wednesday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm, at the New York Academy of Sciences, located at 7 World Trade Center. A 30-second preview is now online, and registration is still open.
This year’s program features a strong slate of speakers, including CUNY media professor and author Jeff Jarvis, and Forrester Research’s James McQuivey, professor, and panels on a variety of headline-grabbing topics, including a debate over the recently settled Beastie Boys suit against GoldieBlox over its “Boys vs. Girls” Parody; a discussion of copyright enforcement initiatives; and panels on pricing, future trends, and a closing demonstration on 3D printing.
Among those speaking to future trends is Matt Farley, who has made a business out of writing songs for streaming services like Spotify, and YouTube. Farley has even written a song for the CCC event.
As Levine recently told CCC’s Christopher Kenneally, “OnCopyright is not a pure business conference, and it's not a pure law conference," but rather a symposium that draws on a wide range of voices who “debate things so the audience can come away “not just with more opinion, but with more knowledge."