What Copyright Owes the Future: Preserving Access to Creative Works

Chancellor's Chair Lecture by Tony Reese

April 26, 2011


Prof. Reese is a leading scholar in the field of copyright and has published numerous articles on copyright law and digital copyright issues in a variety of U.S. and foreign law reviews and collections. He is a co-author of the casebooks Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (with Paul Goldstein), Copyright (with Robert Gorman & Jane Ginsburg), and Internet Commerce (with Margaret Jane Radin & John Rothchild). He joined the UCI Law faculty in July 2009 after 10 years of teaching at University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford and New York University, and has taught copyright law in several international programs.

His lecture explored how changes in law and technology may create obstacles to keeping creative works available to audiences, both now and in the future, and how copyright law might respond to those obstacles.