One day conference dedicated to the commons! This event brings together both the commons movement in the copyright realm and the commons movement in the environmental realm to discuss the history and future of the commons and a legal systems that can protect or harms the commons.
This seminar stitches together many different threads of the commons: the historical perspective in a contemporary context, creative and artistic commons, software and “intellectual property” including patenting of life forms, personal and political commons, natural resources, media and telecommunications commons. The seminar beckons to lawyers, professors and judges whose legal training is framed by property rights and human rights, computer geeks and “techies,” humanists, political activists, food activists, and creative communities of various stripes.
Eben Moglen- Founding Director, Software Freedom Law Center, Columbia School of Law
Margaret Chon – Professor for the Pursuit of Justice Seattle University School of Law and active member of the A2K movement
Cindy Cohn – Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Laura Nader – Professor University of California Berkeley
Brian Rowe – Students for Free Culture Activist and Founder Freedom for IP
Beth Elpern Burrows – The Edmonds Institute
Nives Dolšak – Associate Professor University of Washington
Mark Leier – Professor Simon Fraser University
Robert Siegal – Center for Social Justice
Peter Linebaugh – Professor University of Toledo
Louis E. Wolcher - University of Washington School of Law
Steven A. Reisler – Steven A. Reisler PLLC and NLG Activist
Seattle University School of Law
1191 E. Columbia
Sullivan Hall, Corner of 12th at E. Columbia
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Date: Friday March 13th
The cost to Students is free!
Read more at the Law of the Commons Web Site