The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA): What happens next?

Phillip Barengolts of Pattishall, McAuliffe, Louis Alex of Cook Alex, and William McGrath of Davis McGrath discussed the SOPA bill introduced by Representative Lamar Smith (and its Senate counterpart, the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011" (PRO IP Act or PIPA)) that has generated substantial controversy, a service blackout by Wikipedia, Reddit and others to raise awareness of the bills, and a massive on-line petition effort to prevent their adoption. The Panel also looked into what happens next with the bill in light of the recent protests and public outcry. Professor Joshua Sarnoff moderated the discussion of the concerns motivating proponents of SOPA/PIPA, concerns motivating opponents of SOPA/PIPA, and where common ground may be able to be reached.

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Professor Kwall's Articles Listed Among Most Cited, Top Downloads

Professor Roberta Kwall’s article "Inspiration and Innovation: The Intrinsic Dimension of the Artistic Soul" (Notre Dame Law Review) appears in the recently released list of the most cited IP articles published over the last 10 years. This article and "Author-Stories: Narrative's Implications for Moral Rights and Copyright's Joint Authorship Doctrine" (Southern California Law Review) also are included in SSRN's all-time top 10 download list for Philosophy Research Network: Aesthetic Experience, Judgment, Value.

14th Annual IP Scholars Conference

Professors Joshua Sarnoff and Stefania Fusco participated in the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC) held at Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) at the UC Berkeley School of Law on August 7 and 8, 2014.

CIPLIT Hosts Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture

On May 1 and 2, 2014, 22 senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

Professor Sarnoff Named Edison Scholar

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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