Judge M Margaret McKeown (US Court of Appeal, 9th Circuit)
Jonathan Griffiths (Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University of London)
Julia Reda (Member of the European Parliament, Pirate Party)
John Halton (Assistant General Counsel, Financial Times)
- A view from the US – in particular, considering Google v Garcia 786 F 3d 733 (9th Cir. 2015) and the trend for litigants to try to use copyright law to remedy personal harms or to protect privacy interests.
- A view from the UK – the impact of recent jurisprudence from the Court of Justice of the European Union tending to suggest that copying of relatively small parts of a work may amount to infringement; and the introduction of new exceptions.
- In order to reach the right balance, speakers ask: Do we need less copyright to promote free speech (i.e. are current exceptions/defences are sufficiently broad)? Or, do we need more copyright to promote free speech (i.e. the proposed ancillary press publishers right)?