Thursday 2 February 2012

Seminar news

You're never too young
to learn about copyright
The 1709 Blog's Red Bus seminar on Tuesday 21 February now has over 80 people signed up, including a couple from overseas who are coming all the way from over the sea to hear Michael Edenborough QC explain the ruling in Temple Island Collections v New England Tea (you can read the judgment and enjoy the buses here).  I can now reveal that we have another speaker: copyright commentator, author and enthusiast Brigitte Lindner will be comparing the analysis of Judge Birss QC with the sort of approach we might expect from a court with a civil law tradition, and the panel has been enriched by the presence of that affable Australian legend and writer of IP blockbusters Professor Sam Ricketson.  Two further panelists remain to be confirmed.

If you'd like to join us in the pleasant setting of Olswang LLP's High Holborn office, under the chairmanship of indigenous 1709 Blog team member John Enser, there are still a few spaces left -- but not many. Email here, with subject line "Red Bus Seminar", to secure your place.


The 1709 Blog has another seminar coming up, this time on Tuesday 3 April 2012.  We have a speaker, a subject and a time (William Patry, "How to Fix Copyright" and breakfast, 8.30am to 10am).  What we don't yet have is a venue.  If you wish to offer your premises, together with a breakfast buffet spread, for a bunch of copyright enthusiasts, in return for the eternal gratitude of the 1709 Blog team and even some half-decent publicity, please email me here and let me know.

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