The 100th Donahue Lecture
“Why the Fear of an Evidence-Based Copyright Law?”
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm
William Patry, Esq.
Senior Copyright Counsel, Google, Inc.
William F. Patry currently serves as Senior Copyright Counsel at Google Inc. Mr. Patry has practiced copyright law for thirty years, including twelve in private practice.
Previously, Mr. Patry served as copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, where he participated in the implementation of the copyright provisions of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, revisions to the fair-use provisions, and a revision to the criminal statutes. Mr. Patry also served as a Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, where he was involved in the U.S. adherence to the Berne Convention. He was also a Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is the author of a seven-volume treatise on U.S. copyright law entitled Patry on Copyright, and a separate treatise on the fair-use doctrine. Mr. Patry served as editor or editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA for over ten years. He is the author of two general-audience books, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars and, most recently, How to Fix Copyright, both published by Oxford University Press.
Mr. Patry’s article is forthcoming in Volume 1 of the Suffolk University Law Review Online. You can listen to the full lecture and view photos from the event below.