Nick Ashton-Hart, Computer & Communications Industry Association

Lionel Bently, Cambridge University

Oren Bracha, University of Texas Law School

Michael Carroll, Washington College of Law, American University

Ben DePoorter, Hastings Law School

Peter DiCola, Northwestern University Law School

Graeme Dinwoodie, University of Oxford

Niva Elkin-Koren, Haifa University Law School

Daniel Gervais, Vanderbilt Law School

Jane C. Ginsburg, Columbia Law School

Jim Griffin, OneHouse LLC

Reto Hilty, Max Planck Institute

Paul Jessop, County Analytics

Rob Kasunic, U.S. Copyright Office

Martin Kretschmer, CREATe and University of Glasgow

Edward Lee, Chicago-Kent Law School

Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School

Dotan Oliar, University of Virginia School of Law

Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director, U.S. Copyright Office (keynote)

R. Anthony Reese, UC Irvine

Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School & School of Information

Martin R.F. Senftleben, University of Amsterdam Law School

Jule Sigall, Microsoft Corp.

Christopher Sprigman, University of Virginia Law School

Stewart Sterk, Cardozo Law School

Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow by Google

Jennifer Taylor, Morrison Foerster LLP

Elizabeth Townsend-Gard, Tulane University Law School

Molly Van Houweling, Berkeley Law School

Stef van Gompel, University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law

Fred von Lohmann, Google, Inc.


Lionel Bently

Lionel Bently is the Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Professorial Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

He is a barrister (Inner Temple) and door tenant at 11 South Square, Gray’s Inn, and has given expert evidence on English law in relation to legal proceedings in Germany, Canada, the United States and Brazil.

He was on the drafting committee of the ‘Wittem Group’ of European Copyright Professors working on a European Copyright Code.

He is co-author (with Brad Sherman) of

  • The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law: The British Experience (1760-1911) (Cambridge: CUP, 1999)
  • Intellectual Property Law (3d ed, 2008),
  • And (with Tanya Aplin, Simon Malynicz and Phill Johnson) of Gurry on Confidence: The Law of Confidentiality (Oxford: OUP, 2012)

With Martin Kretschmer, he is co-editor of the AHRC-funded web-resource, Primary Sources on Copyright in 5 Jurisdictions, www.copyrighthistory.org  A sixth jurisdiction, Spain, was added to the resource in 2012.


Niva Elkin-Koren

Niva Elkin-Koren is the former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT). Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information. She has written and spoken extensively about the privatization of information policy, private ordering, copyright law and democratic theory, the effects of cyberspace on the economic analysis of law, liability of information intermediaries, the regulation of search engines, and legal strategies for enhancing the public domain. She is the author of Intellectual Property in the Information Age (2004) (Hebrew); coauthor of The Limits of Analysis: Law and Economics of Intellectual Property in the Digital Age (2012) and Law, Economics and Cyberspace: The effects of Cyberspace on the Economic Analysis of Law (2004). She is the coeditor of Law and Information Technology (2011) and The Commodification of Information (2002). She is a member of the Patent Authority Audit Commission in Israel, a member of the Academic Directors and Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Ethics, Mishkenot Shaananim, the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, and a co-founder of the Alliance of Israeli Institutions of Higher Education for Promoting Access to Scientific Materials. From 2002 to 2006 she was a Member of the Israeli Cinema Commission. Prof. Elkin-Koren received her LL.B from Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law in 1989, her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 1991, and her S.J.D from Stanford Law School in 1995.



Rob Kasunic

Rob Kasunic is the Deputy General Counsel at the U. S. Copyright Office where he has been involved with a wide array of domestic copyright issues before the Office, including the triennial DMCA Rulemaking proceeding since its inception in 2000. He has also been responsible for developing the Office’s position in litigation and has taken a leading role in the revision of copyright registration regulations and practices.

Rob has also been teaching as an Adjunct Professor for twenty years, and currently teaches copyright law at the Georgetown University Law Center and advanced copyright law and policy at American University’s Washington College of Law.

Jule Sigall

Jule Sigall

Jule Sigall is Associate General Counsel for Copyright in Microsoft’s Legal & Corporate Affairs department, where he leads the company’s copyright and trade secrets group. Before joining Microsoft, Jule served as Associate Register for Policy & International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he led the division responsible for providing domestic and international copyright policy advice to both the Legislative and Executive branches. He was principal drafter of the Office’s Report on Orphan Works and testified on the Report before Subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives. He was also an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, where he taught copyright law, and is a frequent speaker on copyright in both domestic and international conferences. Prior to his government service, Jule practiced in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group of Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC, where he was involved in some of the leading cases involving copyright and new technology. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and received his A.B. from Duke University.


Kevin Smith

As Duke University’s first Director of Copyright & Scholarly Communications, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  He is a librarian and an attorney (admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina) and also holds a graduate degree in religion from Yale University.  At Duke, Kevin serves on the University’s Intellectual Property Board and Digital Futures Task Force, and he convenes the Open Access Advisory Panel.  He is the current Chair of the ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and serves on the SPARC Steering Committee.  His highly-regarded web log on scholarly communications discusses copyright and publication in academia, and he is a frequent speaker on those topics.


Fred von Lohmann

Fred von Lohmann is the Legal Director for Copyright at Google. He has received many awards and honors in the field of copyright law, including the American Library Association’s 2010 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award and recognition as one of 2010’s “25 Most Influential People in IP” by both Billboard and The American Lawyer. Before joining Google, he was a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a research fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, and an associate with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Fred received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.