2007-2008 Symposium

User-Generated Confusion: The Legal & Business Implications of Web 2.0

November 2, 2007 at Vanderbilt Law School

Academics and industry insiders from all over the country will address such topics as copyright law, social networking, and virtual worlds at the Symposium on User-Generated Content, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law and the Technology and Entertainment Law Program.

Keynote Address – Noon, Flynn Auditorium:

Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture

The San Francisco Chronicle recently wrote that “every good movement needs a contrarian. Web 2.0 has Andrew Keen.” Keen is indeed the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. As such, he understands the future of television, newspapers, books, record labels and Hollywood in a YouTube, MySpace and Google age. He can make economic, political and cultural sense out of our brave new Internet world. Keen is a media, culture and technology junkie. He has written extensively about music, cinema and politics for many magazines and newspapers in both America and Europe.

Panelists include:

  • Dean S. Marks, Senior Vice President Intellectual Property, Warner Bros.
  • Tom W. Bell, Professor, Chapman University School of Law
  • Greg Lastowka, Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law — Camden