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The Next HOPE (2010): "The DMCA and ACTA vs. Academic and Professional Research: How Misuse of This Intellectual Property Legislation Chills Research, Disclosure, and Innovation" (DVD)

The Next HOPE (2010): "The DMCA and ACTA vs. Academic and Professional Research: How Misuse of This Intellectual Property Legislation Chills Research, Disclosure, and Innovation" (DVD)

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Sunday, July 18, 2010: 1:00 pm (Tesla): Fair use, reverse engineering, and public discussion of research encourage innovation and self-regulates industries. However, these principles which define our vibrant and creative marketplace are fading. If a professional cannot constructively critique another's research online without being burdened with takedown notices until the critique is obscured or functionally removed for long periods of time, we do not have a society from which we can learn from others' mistakes and improve our trade.

Attendees will gain a greater appreciation about how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is increasingly being used in ways that chill free speech, disclosure of security vulnerabilities, and innovative research. Using hypothetical examples and discussing case law, this talk will outline procedures for counterclaiming and alternatives to removal of allegedly infringing materials, including discussing why data havens (some in anticipation of enactment of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) are becoming more popular.

Hosted by Tiffany Rad and Chris Mooney