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Session Name: Copyright Challenges of Commercialized User-Generated Content
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 03/22/16
Description: New York Chapter: The last several years have seen an explosion in the types and forms of user-generated content (UGC) in such disparate fields as publishing and fan fiction, music videos, games, and photography. This growth in UGC has been accompanied by the advent of new emerging business models for commercializing and monetizing that content. Whereas earlier models relied heavily on disrupting the then technological and legal norms, these new models strive to comply with the existing legal framework (copyright and otherwise) in hopes of benefiting not only the creators of the content, but also the owners of any intellectual property embedded in that content, as well as the platforms on which that content is shared. In doing so, those models have raised novel questions regarding the legality of the UGC, the sustainability and likelihood of success of these new emerging models, the various applicable licensing arrangements, the respect accorded copyrighted works and other content creators, and general compliance with the current copyright regime. Our panel of experts, who are at the forefront of this new and dynamic intersection between business and law, will discuss copyright and other legal issues that these new models present, as well as the challenges these platforms face, providing a glimpse of what the future may hold.
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Speaker(s): Andy Yang, Don Steele, Rick Bashkoff
Moderator(s): Tom Hentoff
Keywords: Content Creation, Computer-Generated Content, Fair Use, Internet|Online, Licensing, Online Platforms, Photography, User-Generated Content