“Owners of Cisco/Linksys home routers got a nasty shock this week, when their devices automatically downloaded a new operating system, which locked out device owners. After the update, the only way to reconfigure your router was to create an account on Cisco’s “cloud” service, signing up to a service agreement that gives Cisco the right to spy on your Internet use and sell its findings, and also gives them the right to disconnect you (and lock you out of your router) whenever they feel like it.”
“The analysis sounds as if they are prioritizing to say nothing of not counting against the caps,” he wrote in an e-mail. “I am disturbed by what I have heard so far and hope to get a much more detailed summary from Comcast about this practice.”
Raise your hand if you think Hermès actually lost $100 million of profits to this group of online foreign defendants. Anyone?
Raise your hand if you think it’s possible that Hermès could lose $100 million in profits to the entire collection of online counterfeiters throughout the world. Think about the market size in total and the mixed empirical results about counterfeiting as beneficial marketing/price discrimination. Anyone?
Raise your hand if you think Hermès will collect more than $1 in cash from any defendant in this case (other than seizing cash in the hands of third-party payment service providers). Anyone?
Michael Weinberg, Senior Staff Attorney and Innovation Evangelist, Public Knowledge
9:45am - 10:45am | Journalism & Fair Use
Angela Chuang, Assistant Professor, School of Communication, American University
Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief, Huffington Post
Josh Voorhees, Editor, The Slatest
Moderated by: Joe Torres, Senior External Affairs Director, Free Press
11:00am - 12:00pm | Keynote: Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky, poet and former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, spearheaded the Favorite Poem Project, to which thousands of Americans have submitted readings (both video and audio) of their favorite poems.
12:00pm - 1:00pm | Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm | Fashion & Copyright
Nora Abousteit, Co-Founder, BurdaStyle
Ilse Metchek, President, California Fashion Association
Moderated by: Marissa Gluck, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Radar, USC
2:00pm - 2:30pm | Coffee break
2:30pm - 3:30pm | Poetry & Fair Use
David Fenza, Executive Director, Association of Writer’s & Writing Programs
Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University
Casey Smith, Assistant Professor of Arts & Humanities, Corcoran College of Art + Design
Susan Tischy, Author, Professor, The Graduate Writing Program, George Mason University
Moderated by: Sherwin Siy, Deputy Legal Director, Public Knowledge
3:30pm - 4:00pm | Keynote: Kirby Ferguson
Kirby Ferguson is the producer of the four-part series Everything is a Remix.