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Copyright Cat-and-Mouse: New Developments in Online Enforcement

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
1:00 pm


Friend Center Convocation Room
35 Olden Street
Princeton, 08544 United States
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hashtag: #copyrightcitp

This conference is free and open to the public. Please register here.

Copyright enforcement in the digital era has been an ongoing game of cat-and-mouse. As new technologies emerge for storing and transmitting creative works, content creators struggle to identify the best response. The content industry has employed different tactics over time — including technological copy protection, litigation against infringers, and collaboration with Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In August of 2011, some members of the content industry signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with some of the largest ISPs, agreeing to a “graduated response” system of policing. ISPs agreed to notify their subscribers if allegedly infringing activity was detected from their connection and, if infringement continued after multiple warnings, to impede access. Meanwhile, a wave of “copyright troll” litigation has continued to sweep the country and burden the courts. Use of takedown notices under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act has continued to evolve. This event will examine enforcement efforts to date, and debate the merits of the new private approach embodied in the MOU framework. It will feature discussions between members of the content industry, internet service providers, web companies, and academics. Background written materials are available.

New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania CLE credit is available for attorneys who attend. See details below.

Video Recordings:

Panel 1
Panel 2

Keynote: Technology and Trends (1:00 PM – 1:30 PM)

Mike Freedman, Assistant Professor in Computer Science, Princeton University

Panel 1: The Existing US Legal Landscape (1:30 PM – 3:00 PM)

Moderator: Bart Huffman, Locke Lord LLP

  • Randy Cadenhead, Privacy Counsel, Cox Communications Inc.
  • Katherine Oyama, Copyright Counsel, Google Inc.
  • Preston Padden, Adjunct Professor at Colorado Law School and former Executive VP of Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company
  • Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica

Break (3:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

Panel 2: The 2011 Content-ISP MoU (3:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

Moderator: Stephen Schultze, Princeton CITP

  • Daniel M. Mandil, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Viacom Inc.
  • Keith Epstein, Associate General Counsel at AT&T
  • Annemarie Bridy, Fellow, Princeton CITP
  • Joe Karaganis, Vice President, the American Assembly, Columbia University

See also: Speaker Biographies

CLE Credit for Attorneys
This program had been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.6 hours of total CLE credit. This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit. Under the New York CLE Board’s approved jurisdiction policy, this program qualifies for 3.5 credits for NY licensed attorneys. Those seeking CLE credit should review the written materials.

The following materials provide background for the panel discussions, and should be reviewed by all attorneys seeking CLE credit for attendance.

    Panel 1 Readings

  • Annemarie Bridy. Is Online Copyright Enforcement Scalable? Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 695-737, Summer 2011. Available here.
  • William Patry. Copyrights Are No Longer About Copies. Bloomberg View, Dec 26, 2011. Available here.
  • Jeffrey Rosen. Inconspicuous Consumption (a review of “Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back” by Robert Levine). Available here.
  • Joe Karaganis. Media Piracy in Emerging Economies, Chapter 1: Rethinking Piracy. Social Science Research Center, 2011. Available here.
    Panel 2 Readings

  • Peter K. Yu, The Graduated Response. Florida Law Review, Vol. 62, pp. 1373-1430, 2010. Available here.
  • Memorandum of Understanding Between Content Owner Representatives and Participating ISPs. July 6, 2011. Available here.
  • IFPI Digital Music Report 2012. Available here.
  • Bill Rosenblatt, IFPI Claims Success of Progressive Response in Curbing Infringement. January 30, 2012. Available here.

Annemarie Bridy
Visiting Fellow, CITP, Princeton University
Professor, University of Idaho College of Law

Annemarie Bridy has been a member of the faculty of the University of Idaho College of Law since 2007. Professor Bridy teaches Contracts, Copyrights, Introduction to Intellectual Property, and Cyberspace Law. Before joining the faculty, Professor Bridy was an associate with the lawfirm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads in Philadelphia, where she practiced in the area of complex commercial litigation. Bridy holds a B.A from Boston University, a M.A from the University of California, Irvine, a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.

Annemarie’s Home Page

Randy Cadenhead
Privacy Counsel, Cox Communications

Randy has served as Privacy Counsel for Cox Communications since 2003. He is responsible for legal and privacy policy issues relating to the cable, internet and telecommunications services of Cox throughout the United States.

Before joining Cox, Randy served in a wide range of legal roles with BellSouth, including responsibility for its print and internet publishing entities, regulatory, venture capital and real estate development operations. Prior to then, he practiced law representing corporate and construction clients.

Randy’s Home Page

Keith Epstein
General Attorney & Associate General Counsel Public Policy and Regulatory Compliance, AT&T

Mr. Epstein joined Pacific Bell in 1983, and has served in various Legal,
Regulatory and Marketing positions for SBC and AT&T, including having
responsibility for Internet Services, Information Access and Broadband Services,
Network Integration, Data Local Exchange Carrier (DLEC), Competitive Local
Exchange Carrier (CLEC), Long Distance, Voice over IP, IP-TV, and Carrier
Access Management.

Mr. Epstein is currently AT&T’s chief public policy and corporate compliance
counsel, where his duties include development and implementation of legal,
regulatory and public policy strategies pertaining to wireline and wireless
telecommunications and broadband networks.

Mr. Epstein received his B.A. from the University of California at Davis in 1980,
and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1983. Mr. Epstein is admitted
to practice law in California and Texas.

Mike Freedman
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

Michael J. Freedman is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at Princeton University, with a research focus on distributed systems, networking, and security. Prior to that, he received his Ph.D. in computer science from NYU’s Courant Institute and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees from MIT. He developed and operates several self-managing systems — including CoralCDN, a decentralized content distribution network, and DONAR, a server resolution system powering the FCC’s Consumer Broadband Test — which serve millions of users daily. Other research has included software-defined and service-centric networking, untrusted cloud services, fault-tolerant computer systems and storage, virtual world systems, peer-to-peer systems, and various privacy-enhancing and anti-censorship systems. Freedman’s work on IP geolocation and intelligence led him to co-found Illuminics Systems, which was acquired by Quova, Inc. in 2006. His work on programmable enterprise networking (Ethane) helped form the basis for the OpenFlow / software-defined networking architecture. Honors include a Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Award, and DARPA Computer Science Study Group membership.

Mike’s Home Page

Bart Huffman
Visiting Fellow, CITP, Princeton University
Partner, Locke Lord, LLP

Bart Huffman, an intellectual property law partner in the Austin office of Locke Lord LLP, has experience with a wide range of data management, privacy, and data security issues. With a systems engineering background, and a proven track record in intellectual property, e-commerce, and federal litigation matters, he offers a unique, broad perspective for the critical data and intellectual property issues faced by cutting-edge companies today. His clients, which include Fortune 500 companies as well as regional players, rely on his advice in connection with strategy and policy issues and initiatives, commercial technology services and other transactional matters, compliance advice, and privacy and intellectual property litigation. Bart is admitted to practice law in Texas, California and New York, and before various federal courts. He is also a USPTO Registered Patent Attorney and an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Joe Karaganis
Vice President, American Assembly

Joe Karaganis joined The American Assembly at Columbia University as Vice President in 2010. His work focuses on the relationship between digital convergence and cultural production, and has recently included research on broadband adoption, data policy, and media piracy. He is the editor of The Politics of Open Source Adoption (2005), Structures of Participation in Digital Culture (2007), and Media Piracy in Emerging Economies (2011), among other work. Prior to joining the American Assembly, he was a program director at the Social Science Research Council in New York.

Joe’s Home Page

Timothy B. Lee
Ars Technica

Timothy B. Lee covers tech policy for Ars Technica, with a particular focus on patent and copyright law, privacy, free speech, and open government. While earning his CS master’s degree at Princeton, Lee was the co-author of RECAP, a Firefox plugin that helps users liberate public documents from the federal judiciary’s paywall. Before grad school, he spent time at the Cato Institute, where he is an adjunct scholar. He has written for both online and traditional publications, including Slate, Reason,, and the New York Times. He lives in Philadelphia.

Tim’s Home Page

Daniel M. Mandil
Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Viacom Inc.

As Associate General Counsel for litigation, Daniel Mandil is responsible for managing Viacom’s large and strategic litigation matters and coordinating other litigation around the company and at its subsidiaries including MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures and Black Entertainment Television. Immediately prior to joining Viacom, Mr. Mandil was the Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Content Protection Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). In that role, he oversaw all legal affairs for the MPAA and all its projects and programs on behalf of its members relating to copyright theft and intellectual property protection on a global basis. Before joining the MPAA, Mr. Mandil served as Executive Vice President, Global General Counsel & Secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the corporate predecessor of Sony Music, the world’s second largest recorded music company. For many years before that, he was a litigation partner in the New York offices of Covington & Burling and its predecessor firms where he litigated a wide array of commercial, IP and securities matters. Mr. Mandil began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit followed by a judicial clerkship with Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the United States Supreme Court. After receiving a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard, Mr. Mandil graduated from Columbia Law School where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review.

Preston Padden
Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado Law School

Preston Padden had a 38 year career in the media business holding the following positions: Assistant General Counsel, Metromedia; President, The Association of Independent Television Stations; President, Network Distribution, Fox Broadcasting Company; Chairman and CEO, American Sky Broadcasting (merged into Dish Network); President, ABC Television Network; and Executive Vice-President, Government Relations, The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Padden served on the Boards of The National Association of Broadcasters and The Motion Picture Association of America. Mr. Padden is an Adjunct Professor at the University Of Colorado School Of Law and University’s Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (a joint venture of the Law School and the Graduate School of Engineering). Mr. Padden also serves as a Senior Fellow and Board Member at the University’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

Katherine Oyama
Policy Counsel, Google

Katherine Oyama is Policy Counsel for Google, where she focuses on copyright and trademark law and policy. From 2009 to 2011, she worked in the Office of the Vice President as Associate Counsel and Deputy Counsel to Vice President Joseph R. Biden. Prior to her government service, Katherine was a litigation associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr’s Washington office, where she worked on intellectual property cases, government and regulatory litigation, and pro bono matters. She previously worked for a New York-based strategy consulting firm, a Silicon Valley-based Internet start-up, and a Washington-based public interest research organization. Katherine is a graduate of Smith College, where she graduated with high honors in Government, and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she served as senior articles editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She recently testified before Congress on issues relating to copyright, trademark, and Internet policy.

Stephen J. Schultze
Associate Director of CITP, Princeton University

Steve’s work at CITP includes internet privacy, computer security, government transparency, and telecommunications policy. Before coming to CITP he was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and helped launch the public radio startup He holds degrees from Calvin College and MIT. He blogs at Freedom to Tinker.


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Recommended Lodging

The Nassau Inn, Ten Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542 – Phone: 609.921.7500. The Nassau Inn is within walking distance to campus.

The Hyatt Place Princeton, 3565 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 – Phone: 609.799.0550. The Hyatt Place does provide shuttle bus service to campus.

The Residence Inn Princeton at Carnegie Center, 3563 US Route 1, Princeton, NJ 08540 – Phone: 609.720.0200. The Residence Inn does provide shuttle bus service to campus.

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