I recently published a blog in The Hill, discussing the lessons about Internet policy we should take away from the events surrounding the Sony hack. You can find it here. I asked the editors to include the following at the bottom of the article:
“Steven Tepp is President & CEO of Sentinel Worldwide, where he counsels businesses and organizations on the protection of intellectual property, including, previously, the MPAA. He is also a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School.”
They didn’t take it, but I am noting it here.
I participated in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Roundtable discussions (no, none of the tables were actually round). In Nashville, on May 21, I spoke on proposals for a “digital first sale doctrine,” or more precisely, proposals to allow a forward-and-delete model and on statutory damages. The videos can be found here (about 3/4s of the way down the page)
In Los Angeles, on July 29, I spoke on forward and delete: webcast link here (afternoon session)
And in Berkeley, on July 30, I spoke on statutory damages: webcast link here (top video)
I recently published a piece on the website of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) about the need to support innovation in the health care industry and the efforts of some to roll back U.S. law and let foreign countries have a free ride at our expense. You can find it here and I hope you find it worthwhile.
The Federalist Society and the George Mason Law School’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property co-hosted a “teleforum” (that is, a panel discussion by phone) on copyright enforcement in the digital age. They were kind enough to invite me to be one of the panelists. It was done live, but they recorded it and posted the session as a podcast.
You can hear it here. Enjoy!