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Conference examines intellectual property law, May 18-20

Scholars and practitioners in the sciences, the arts and technology will convene on campus for the Princeton University-Microsoft Intellectual Property Conference, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, May 18-20.

The conference, titled "Creativity and I.P. Law," will begin with a keynote panel discussion featuring former Merck & Co. chief executive officer Raymond Gilmartin and Stanford University law professor Lawrence Lessig, a noted expert on international property rights. Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman will moderate the discussion, which is set for 8 p.m. May 18 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Conference participants will explore strategies for dealing with intellectual property issues facing creative workers in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, the arts and archiving. The conference will encourage multidisciplinary discussions and new ways of thinking about intellectual property and concerns about copyright, fair use, public domain, artistic creation and other issues.

The conference is open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged. For a schedule of events and registration information, visit the conference Web site.

The conference is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Program in Law and Public Affairs and Center for Information Technology Policy. It is funded by Microsoft, with additional support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
 

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