Symposium — Platform Society: Copyright, Free Speech, and Sharing on Social Media Platforms (Friday, October 4, 2019) - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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Symposium — Platform Society: Copyright, Free Speech, and Sharing on Social Media Platforms (Friday, October 4, 2019)

Symposium — Platform Society: Copyright, Free Speech, and Sharing on Social Media Platforms (Friday, October 4, 2019)

The 27th Annual IPLJ Symposium
Platform Society: Copyright, Free Speech, and Sharing on Social Media Platforms
Friday, October 4, 2019

Detailed program and bios available here.

8:30 am – 9:00 amCheck-in and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks

Matthew Diller, Dean and Paul Fuller Professor of Law, Fordham Law

9:15 am – 10:30 am — Panel #1: Copyright Regimes & Automated Content Moderation — The Copyright Regimes & Automated Content Moderation panel examined how differing copyright liability frameworks create different incentives for platform behavior, with the potential to position social media companies as either gatekeepers or pathways to infringement.

Brian Carver, Copyright Counsel, Google LLC

Nora Choueiri, Senior Legal Counsel, Dailymotion

Giuseppe Mazziotti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Jennifer L. Pariser, Vice President, Copyright & Legal Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America

Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law School, Co-Director Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Bacon-Kilkenny Visiting Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Ron Lazebnik, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law (Moderator)

10:30 am – 10:45 amBreak

10:45 am – 12:00 pm — Panel #2: Human Dignity, Agency, & Algorithmic Bias — The Human Dignity, Agency, & Algorithmic Bias panel explored the tension between biases and civil rights in algorithmic modeling used in social media content moderation, looking at its impact on the housing and employment markets, political participation, and free speech.

Rebecca Crootof, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

Diane L. Houk, Of Counsel, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP

Charlton D. McIlwain, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Ana-Andreea Stoica, Ph.D. Candidate, Computer Science Department, Columbia University

Andrew Selbst, Postdoctoral Scholar, Data & Society Research Institute (Moderator)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pmKeynote Speaker

Kate Klonick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law

2:00 pm – 2:15 pmBreak

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm — Panel #3: Platform Governance — The Platform Governance panel evaluated different governance models, determining whether there is a more effective model to address content distribution on social media platforms. This panel also considered whether and how the principles of the First Amendment should inform industry self-regulation.

Zoe Mentel Darmé, Manager, Global Affairs and Governance, Facebook

Robert J. deBrauwere, Partner and Co-Chair, Digital Media Group, Pryor Cashman LLP

Evelyn Douek, S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School

Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Abner S. Greene, Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law (Moderator)

3:30 pmReception

Detailed program and bios available here.

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