The Future of Intellectual Property and the Web

22 04 2010

FutureWeb2010 Conference, Raleigh, N.C., April 29, 1:30-3 p.m.

Chair: Dave Levine, assistant professor of law at the Elon School of Law. Levine is also a non-resident fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. His teachings and research focus on the operation of intellectual property law at the intersection of technology and public life, as well as intellectual property law’s impact on public transparency. Levine gained experience in the area of intellectual property during his time as a an associate at the Manhattan offices of Pryor Cashman LLP and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP, and while working as an assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York.

Session Description: Intellectual property law has seen rapid changes since the dawn of the modern, commercial Internet. Indeed, those changes have, in large measure, been engendered by the Internet itself. Those engaged in the law continue to struggle to find its place and role on the Internet, as the miasma of changes and mutations in how we interact with each other requires reconsideration of what we mean by “intellectual property.” This panel addresses issues facing the creators and consumers of intellectual property – in other words, all of us. The panel will aim to specifically isolate the key challenges and opportunities in the looming future for intellectual property and the Web and it will work to identify some specific action steps that can be taken today to work for a better tomorrow.


  • Ann Bartow

    Ann Bartow, teaches Intellectual Property Survey Law, Copyright Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law, Patent Law and Cyberspace Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. She is an expert in intellectual property laws and public policy and privacy and technology law, and she directs the Feminist Law Professors blog.

  • Eric Fink

    Eric Fink of Elon Law teaches about the law and society, in the specific areas of civil procedure, administrative law, law & social research, employment law, and professional responsibility. His current research projects include a study of dispute resolution in Second Life and law student participation in online social networks. Prior to teaching at Elon, Fink taught legal writing at Stanford Law School, and practiced law in San Francisco and Philadelphia. Visit his Web site at and his Social Science Network Research at

  • Jacqui Lipton

    Jacqui Lipton, professor and associate dean for faculty development and research at Case Western Reserve University. She is also co-director of the Center for Law Technology and the Arts and associate director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Lipton is an expert in cyberlaw and IP law with an international focus, and she has written many law review articles in these areas. She is co-author of the second and third editions of “Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials.” Click here to view a full list of Lipton’s publications.

  • Ira Nathenson

    Ira Nathenson, assistant professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law. He currently teaches courses in Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw, and Civil Procedure. Nathenson also serves as chair of the Technology Committee. He is an expert in technology law and copyrights, trademarks, DMCA safe harbors and digital preservation. His award-winning writings on intellectual property law have been published in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Visit his blog at

For more information about FutureWeb 2010 panel discussions, featured panelists and more, click here to navigate to the FutureWeb site. To register for the conference, visit the FutureWeb registration page.




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29 04 2010
DAY TWO of FUTUREWEB starts NOW! « Imagining the Internet's FutureWeb Blog

[…] A – THE FUTURE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE WEB (organized by DAVID LEVINE of Elon Law and Stanford CIS; including ANN BARTOW, ERIC […]

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