For those interested in issues of intellectual property.
CopyNight is a monthly social gathering of people interested in restoring balance in copyright law.
We meet over drinks once a month in many cities to discuss new developments and build social
ties between artists, engineers, filmmakers, academics, lawyers, and many others. The event is
free and open as always.
This month's CopyNight to a question:
Whither the copyfight?
The last year has seen Lawrence Lessig shift his work from copyright policy to Congressional
corruption; copyright blogger William Patry ended his work because current copyright law "is too
depressing"; the number of active CopyNights groups dwindled from around 15 to fewer than 5.
What has the copyfight accomplished over the last five years? Where do we go from here?
Sobering questions, but they should be asked. No worries about CopyNight DC though--we're not
closing up shop anytime soon.
6:20 PM, Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Teaism - 400 8th St. NW (Chinatown or Archives Metro)
Center for Information Policy and E-Government
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
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