The Year of the Widget and Other Fun and Games

Copyright Society Panel at The Princeton Club, March 19, 2009

Topic: The Year of the Widget and Aother Fun and Games

From the AppStore to Widgets, the extraordinary union of computing power, the Internet, and an array of new software programs is enabling millions, from the entertainment/media giants to the casual consumer, to create their own software applications, movies, art and music and distribute them electronically — with no need for traditional distribution systems. How does today’s convergence of the abilities to access, edit and distribute content — through exposed feeds, widgets that pick up those feeds, embeds, etc — mesh with copyright law? Is it fair use or foul? How can legitimate business models be developed and function in these areas?

Moderator: Steven Masur, Esq., Managing Director, MasurLaw

Matthew DeFilippis, ASCAP
Alex Ellerson, Howcast
Kenny Gersh,