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Professor Greene a Presenter at Loyola Law School

September 10, 2012

Professor Greene at Loyola

Professor K.J. Greene has been invited to be a guest speaker at the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review and the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review symposium at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on Friday, September 21, 2012.

The symposium is called “The New Battleground in International Intellectual Property

Protection: ACTA, SOPA, TPP and Beyond.”

How do we fight international IP piracy in the digital age?

The purpose of the symposium is to examine the current state of global intellectual property treaties and legislation, with a special emphasis on the drafting and negotiation of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP.) This symposium seeks to bring together interested parties to the ACTA and TPP debates and examine the possible constitutional and criminal ramifications of this legislation, as well as how content producers and rights holders can use these treaties along with existing legal frameworks to protect their intellectual property in the future.

“I will be juxtaposing the 99-percent Occupy Movement with overreaching IP legislation and trade deals in my talk at Loyola,” says Professor Greene. “What I’d like to do is point out how in IP we have the one- percent–Warner, Viacom, Disney, Sony and company driving legislation that adversely impacts the 99 percent–artists and creators. This has been true for some time, but 99 percent movement highlights the rigged system in seemingly neutral and logical IP world. Social justice perspectives–long derided as ‘political’ by traditional IP scholars–have increased potency in pointing the way to reforms that promote a more artist-centered IP regime.”

Professor Greene’s panel, “Framing the Debate – “TRIPS Plus” – Ratcheting Up Enforcement,” also features speakers from leading media institutions and government officials.

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