IPLS & LTS present Edward Lee on "Internet Curation in Copyright’s Shadow: Pinterest, Storify, and a Proposal for 'Copyright Exempt' 501(c)(3) Entities"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Room V

If you have ever “pinned” content from the web on Pinterest or created a social story tracking a current event on Storify, then you've been part of the growth of a new kind of user-generated content: curation. Join the Intellectual Property Law Society and the Law and Technology Society for a lunch talk by Professor Edward Lee of Chicago-Kent College of Law to learn about the copyright infringement issues that this new mode of content creation raises. Among other problems, Professor Lee will discuss the risk that infringement suits may quash curation sites and will propose a way to head off such an outcome: a legislated copyright exemption for qualifying 501(c)(3) non-profit entities.

Professor Lee teaches international intellectual property law, copyright law, and trademark law. His research focuses on the ways in which the Internet, technological development, and globalization challenge existing legal paradigms. He is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and, from 1996 to 1999, was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Mayer, Brown & Platt, working at all levels of trial and appellate litigation, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.