2019 CopyrightX Summit

The 2019 CopyrightX Summit will be held on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The event is designed for CopyrightX students, alumni, teaching fellows, and affiliate leaders. The tentative schedule is set out below and will be refined in the coming months.

Schedule [TENTATIVE]

8.30-9.00am: Registration

9.00-9.30am: Welcome Remarks: Prof. William W. Fisher III

9.30-10.00am: Keynote: Maria Strong, Director of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office

10.00-11.15am: Panel One: User-generated Content, Digital Labor, and Collaborative Authorship

Moderator: Bethany Rabe


  • Rebecca Tushnet: Fanworks, Fair Use, and Self-Actualization Through Transformative Expression
  • Stacey Lantagne: Internet Memes, Fanworks, and Copyright’s Authorship Challenges
  • Hilary Richardson: Google Open Source and Collaborative Authorship
  • Katrina Geddes: Should User-Generated Content Be Compensated?

11.15-11.30am: Coffee Break

11.30-12.45pm: Panel Two: Online Service Providers, Automated Anti-piracy Systems, and Article 13

Moderator: Jennifer Esch


  • Ginka Hristova: The Effects of EU Article 11 and Article 13
  • Jordan Gimbel: Twitch and the Likely Effects of Article 13
  • Giancarlo Frosio: Copyright and Article 13
  • Mohammed Iriqat: Copyright Piracy in the Arab World

12.45-1.45pm: Lunch Break

1.45-3.30pm: Panel Three: Copyright, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence

Moderator: Wendy Chu


  • Marco Imperiale: Copyright and Blockchain
  • Thomas Margoni: AI, Machine Learning, and EU Copyright Law
  • Mariam Ghubianuri: The Future of Digital Rights Management
  • Haijun Jin: Copyright and AI
  • Paul Jurcys: Crypto-Copyright: How Blockchain is Changing the Way We Create and Collaborate
  • Alina Trapova: Machine Learning and Copyright law: A Net of Authorship Claims

3.30-3.45pm: Coffee Break

3.45-5.15pm: Panel Four: Creative Commons and Cultural Custodians

Moderator: Ana Enriquez


  • Tony Kakooza: Public Lending Rights in Developing Economies and Protection of TCEs
  • Katie Zimmerman: Advocating for Access with Public Domain Day 2019
  • Arul Scaria: Marrakesh Treaty Implementation in Indian Libraries
  • Ryan Petty: Protections for Traditional Knowledge under State Constitutional and Common Law
  • Evelin Heidel: GLAM and Creative Commons
  • Maximiliano Marzetti: The Domaine Public Payant

6.00-8.00pm: Food-for-thought Dinners

These will be held in various locations around Cambridge to facilitate discussions on specific copyright issues. Sign-up sheets will be distributed in advance.


The Summit will be held in Wasserstein Hall at Harvard Law School, in WCC Milstein East B.


If you intend to attend the Summit, please submit your RSVP via Paperless Post here.


Affordable lodging options are available through Airbnb in Harvard Square, Porter Square, and Central Square. Hotels situated close to the Law School include the Sheraton Commander and the Charles Hotel.

Ground transportation: 

If you’re making your way to the Law School from Boston Logan Airport, the most efficient and affordable options for ground transportation are: Uber/Lyft, or the Silver Line to South Station and the Red Line from South Station to Harvard.

Remote participation:

For those who are unable to attend the Summit in person, the events on Tuesday May 14 will be live-streamed at this address: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/w9pum

Hosted by:

Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School Harvard Law School