Centre for Commercial Law Studies Seminars in Paris: Exhaustion of Rights in Digital Objects
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 from 17:30 to 19:30 (CET)
Exhaustion of Rights in Digital Objects
Copyright law provides for purchasers of copyrighted works to dispose of their lawfully purchased copies by resale or other transfer. Consequently, secondary markets are common for used copies of books and other tangible goods. But it is unclear what it might mean to "resell" an intangible digital copy, and businesses hoping to deal in used digital goods have encountered legal obstacles. In this lecture, Professor Burk will discuss the recent developments in the United States and in the European Union which will determine whether there can be a market for used digital products.
About the Speaker
Dan L. Burk is Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, where he was a founding member of the faculty. Professor Burk teaches and writes on Patent Law, Copyright, Electronic Commerce, and related topics. An internationally prominent authority on issues related to high technology, he is perhaps best known for his work in the area of “cyberlaw,” where he has been a leading figure in the debates surrounding Internet jurisdiction, trespass to computers, and the deployment of digital rights management systems. He holds degrees from Brigham Young University (Microbiology), Northwestern University (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry), Arizona State University (Law), and Stanford University (Law).
When: 1 March 2016, 6pm (accueil from 5.30pm)
Where: ULIP, 9-11 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris
There is no charge for attending this event.
We hope you will join us for a glass of wine afterwards.
For further information, please contact:
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 11 73 97
When & Where
Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
In 1980, Sir Roy Goode created the Centre for Commercial Law Studies to promote the systematic study and research of national and international commercial law and its social and economic implications. It also works to develop a body of knowledge, information and skills that can be placed at the service of government, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce. In its research and teaching, the Centre focuses strongly on the global development of international commercial law.
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is especially well placed to undertake this mission. Lincoln's Inn Fields is in the heart of legal London and only a short flight from Brussels, the administrative capital of the European Union. Members of academic staff are drawn from all parts of the world. A particular feature of our research and teaching is the participation of leading lawyers working in the finance centres of the City. Their cutting edge practical experience, combined with the academic credentials of our faculty, allow us to create a superbly balanced educational programme.
CCLS is a dedicated postgraduate centre offering LLM, MSc, Diploma and Certificate programmes in the various aspects of commercial law. The Centre currently has 28 academic members of staff and 136 registered research students on the PhD programme, giving the Queen Mary School of Law 63 members of academic staff and 222 doctoral researchers in total.
The Centre is international in composition and outlook. It is able to draw on the input of distinguished resident and visiting scholars from overseas and to engage in comparative examination of the legal systems of other countries. This gives our students an exceptionally rich study environment. We take particular care to ensure that the excellence of our academic programme is combined with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere within the Centre. We pay special attention to the needs of overseas students or visitors from overseas.