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Expert on Digital Copyright Issues Speaks at Belmont

Jason Schultz, attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will speak about contemporary legal, copyright and technology issues stemming from the inherent creative tensions between new technology and artistic expression, during an appearance on the Belmont University campus on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Schultz will address the most recent entertainment industry issues ranging from the online distribution of music and film, and peer-to-peer technologies and networks, to the constitutional rights of the American public and copyright owners.
His appearance is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. in the multimedia room at the Bunch Library. The event is open to the public and the media is invited to attend.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation, founded in 1990, is considered the leading civil liberties. The EFF is working to protect rights in the digital world and has been involved in numerous famous copyright and legal issues and cases, ranging from the creation of the first MP3 players, to the current prosecution of music customers and file sharers.
Four of the most important electronic communications cases of the last decade were EFF cases, involving such issues as email privacy, export controls on encryption, an expansion of copyright law, and copyright fair use.
In addition, EFF were plaintiffs and part of the legal team of ACLU v. Ashcroft which challenged the constitutionality of copyright term extension and was resolved the United States Supreme Court in 2003. The EFF’s website is www.eff.org.
Please address any questions about Mr. Schultz’ lecture to Dr. E. Michael Harrington, Professor of Music Business in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Belmont University. 615-460-5473, or the Belmont University Office of Marketing and Communications. Ask for Bill Hobbs at 460-6646 or Greg Pillon at 460-6645.

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