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DisCo Policy Forum Panel – Cutting Edge Commerce and Copyright (4 of 5)

· April 2, 2014

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This post is part of the Disruptive Competition Policy Forum recap series.

Details below.

Our third panel focused on the ongoing interaction between new technologies and copyright protection, stretching from early home video technology to modern services like Automattic, ReDigi, and explored the extent to which current copyright laws encourage innovative activity.

Panelists

Michael Masnick (moderator) – Founder and CEO, Floor 64

Marvin Ammori – Principal, The Ammori Group (counsel to companies including Automattic)

Michael Carrier – Professor, Rutgers School of Law

John Ossenmacher – CEO, ReDigi

Intellectual Property

The Internet enables the free exchange of ideas and content that, in turn, promote creativity, commerce, and innovation. However, a balanced approach to copyright, trademarks, and patents is critical to this creative and entrepreneurial spirit the Internet has fostered. Consequently, it is our belief that the intellectual property system should encourage innovation, while not impeding new business models and open-source developments.