How Long? Copyright Duration in the 21st Century Conference

The University of Tulsa College of Law hosted a two-day public conference featuring ten noted scholars from the United States and Canada for a series of lectures and panel discussions exploring the length of copyright terms in the United States and abroad, past, present, and future. 

Panel topics included Context for Copyright Duration: History, Scope, Privacy and Perspectives on Copyright Duration: Economics, Privacy, Patents.


Guest Scholars and Lectures

Keynote: ‘For three generations’ – Myths of Copyright Term Extension

Peter Jaszi
Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

Keynote: Quantifying the Public Domain and Why It Matters

Paul J. Heald
Richard W. & Marie L. Corman Research Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

Copyright Duration in Historical Perspective

Oren Bracha
Howrey LLP & Arnold, White & Durkee Centennial Professor, University of Texas School of Law

Different Perspectives on the Economics of Duration

Peter DiCola
Associate Professor of Law, Searle Research Fellow, Northwestern University School of Law

Restoration: Why It’s Been a Good Idea

Dale Nelson
Vice President, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros., Burbank, California

How Exclusive Exactly? An Examination of the Factors that Should Determine Copyright and Patent Duration

David S. Olson
Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Legal Uncertainty and Eternal Life

Betsy Rosenblatt
Associate Professor of Law, Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law, Whittier Law School

Copyright’s Effects: Privacy, Equality and other Authors’ Interests in the Debate over Duration

Jessica Silbey
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Scope and Duration in Copyright Law

Simon Stern
Associate Professor, Co-Director, Centre for Innovation Law and Policy, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

The Tragedy of the Uncoordinated Global Commons

Robert Spoo
Chapman Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tulsa College of Law

The Durationator

J.D. Salinger and the Rule of the Shorter Term

Elizabeth Townsend Gard
Jill H. Avram A. Glazer Professor in Social Entrpreneurship and Associate Professor of Law Co-Director, Tulane Center for IP Law and Culture Tulane University Law School