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Silicon Flatirons Conference: Section 512 Safe Harbor: Challenges and Opportunities in User-Generated Content

When Thursday, March 8, 2018
1:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Location Wittemyer Courtroom
For Public; Faculty; Staff; Students; Alumni; CLE Credit
Cost CU Students/Faculty/Staff/Alumni - free, General - $15 ($20 at the door)

Today's most popular platforms - including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest - are powered by copyrighted content, user-generated content, and often combinations of the two. The Section 512(c) Safe Harbor for Online Service Providers (OSPs) allows service providers who meet certain criteria to absolve themselves of liability for copyright infringement stemming from content posted by users without their knowledge. This immunity hinges on a regime known as "notice and takedown" (NTD). In this fourth annual conference, Silicon Flatirons will bring together industry leaders, platform executives, artists, academics, and policymakers in a series of panels to consider the following inquiries: What exactly does Section 512(c) say, and why? What are the various concerns around NTD, and how effective is it anyway? Is the primary concern still piracy, or have we moved on to concerns around the perceived "value gap" between payments made by 512(c) compliant platforms and others? And what are some other concerns outside of piracy (free speech, etc.)? As the focus shifts from P2P to platforms, we’ll also consider the role, responsibilities, and capabilities of OSPs. We’ll start by examining how OSPs and search engines actually work. As we move toward an app-driven environment, we'll consider the logistical limitations of NTD. What's next? As we look toward a cooperative future, what lessons can we take from the European Union, where tech companies and rights holders have recently reached a voluntary code of conduct? What can we take to discussion around trade policy and trade negotiations? To what extent are we comfortable with private industry setting the rules? Please register on event webpage.

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Contact Vanessa Copple
vanessa.copple@colorado.edu
Website https://siliconflatirons.org/events/section-512-safe-harbor/
CLE Credits
General: 0
Ethics: 0