IP Osgoode Speaker Series: Dr. Danaher and Robert Levine

IP Osgoode Speaker Series:

Copyright and the Music Industry Featuring Robert Levine and Prof Brett Danaher
March 22, 2012 6:00pm-7:30pm
Moot Court, Room 1005
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

IP Osgoode is proud to present a lecture by Robert Levine on his book, Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Backand Prof Danaher on his work, The Effect of Graduated Response Anti-Piracy Laws on Music Sales: Evidence from an Event Study in France. This is a must-see event for anyone interested in copyright and the music industry.

Details: March 22, 2012, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Moot Court, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, Canada. Please RSVP to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca by Monday March 19. All are welcome.

Arrive Promptly as Food and Refreshments will be served and
 Door Prizes are available!

Robert Levine: 
Robert Levine has been covering pop culture, technology, and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. Most recently, he was the executive editor of Billboard, charged with running the influential music business trade magazine. He has also been a features editor at New York magazine and Wired. His first job was at HotWired.com, the Web publication of Wired, where he was hired several months after it sold the first banner ad on the Internet. His writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, Fortune, Rolling Stone, and the arts and business sections of the New York Times. He has offered commentary on the media business for CNN, CNBC, and VH-1, and spoken at the CMJ music conference and the World Copyright Summit in Brussels. He holds a B.A. in politics from Brandeis and an M.S.J. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His first book, Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back (Doubleday), was called “brilliant if depressing” by the Times (U.K.) and garnered praise from the Guardian and the Financial Times. He now covers the culture business from New York and Berlin.

Professor Brett Danaher: Brett Danaher is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He completed his PhD in Applied Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research examines the effect of new technologies on the organization of industries, especially insomuch as these technologies change optimal firm strategy or government policy. He has authored several papers on topics that consider the various interactions between new digital distribution channels for media (for example iTunes, streaming, and piracy) as well as their interactions with physical sales channels. He has also studied and provided guidance to the music industry on the optimal pricing of media goods in today’s digital environment. Dr. Danaher’s research has produced findings that that have influenced business strategies in the media industries and also contributed to current policy debates over copyright issues.