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2022 Events

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November 10, 2022
Lipton Hall
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Professor of Law Sarah Lamdan will discuss her new book, Data Cartels: The Companies that Control and Monopolize Our Information with MarketWatch Enterprise Reporter Shoshana Wodinsky.

In the book, Lamdan compares publishers-turned-data analytics companies to informational cartels. She explains how the companies operate in multiple information markets, taking advantage of lax antitrust law enforcement, publisher-friendly copyright decisions, and a lack of data privacy laws and regulations. The legal status quo has helped just a few companies monopolize and data and informational assets across legal, scientific, financial, news and personal data markets.

Lamdan looks forward and to the past for legal solutions to ensure data privacy and information access as data analytics businesses flourish. She suggests a blend of digital copyright solutions to ensure information access to all, revived antitrust concepts to push back on cartel-like trends in information markets, and public media-like government support of our critical digital information resources.

This FUNTIME BOOK PARTY is co-hosted by the Engelberg Center and CUNY Law's Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice.


Beyond the Law: Property and Possession

November 3-4, 2022
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On behalf of Equity for Indigenous Research and Innovation–Co-ordinating Hub (ENRICH), a research action-oriented hub located at the University of Waikato and New York University,  the Engelberg Center is proud to support the virtual conference, Beyond the Law: Property and Possession, that will take place November 3rd and 4th, 2022.  This event will engage topics of property in legal, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. Participants will also discuss papers and emerging debates around the intellectual use of ancestral knowledge by local communities. This event will be closed to the public. A summary report of the papers presented will appear in publications across select law journals in 2023.

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Femtech and Privacy: Striking the Balance in a Post-Dobbs Reality

November 2, 2022
Greenberg Auditorium
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In the aftermath of the leaked Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, warnings to period tracking app users went viral. The message? Ditch them immediately. Weeks later, a New York Times headline countered, “Deleting Your Period Tracker Won’t Protect You.” Join us for a panel discussion with academic, innovation, and advocacy experts who will explore how exactly such data is already or could be used – and misused. What privacy laws or legislation can be leveraged to protect FemTech users? And why does menstrual literacy – with or without tech tools – matter more than ever in our post-Dobbs reality?

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Persistent Barriers Facing Women First Chair Patent Trial Lawyers

November 1, 2022
Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
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How much progress have women made in becoming First Chair trial lawyers in patent litigation?

Drawing on 46 years of practice and data representing hundreds of cases spread out over a decade, Engelberg Center Fellow Patricia Martone explores the current state of affairs and describes options for moving forward in her new whitepaper.

Please join the Engelberg Center, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, and ChIPs, a nonprofit professional organization founded in 2005 and with a current reach of over 4,300 global members and 20 chapters in major cities across the globe that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy to accelerate innovation through diversity of thought, participation and engagement, to discuss the new findings and discuss what can be done to implement improvements in the future.

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Public Interest Careers in Law and Technology

October 27, 2022
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Are you interested in learning more about careers at the intersection of law & technology from a public interest perspective? Please join us for an alumni panel discussion to learn about this varied and important field. Our panel will feature Alexia Ramirez ‘19 of the Knight First Amendment Institute (formerly at ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project) and Clarence Okoh ’20, Just Tech Fellow at the Center for Law & Social Policy (formerly at NAACP Legal Defense Fund).

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Realigning Law, Values, & Technology

Jessica Silbey and Rebecca Giblin in conversation with Jason Schultz

October 13, 2022
Vanderbilt Hall 208
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Have we taken a wrong turn?

While the internet and digital technologies has delivered wonders, they have also revealed, exacerbated, or simply thrown into stark relief a misalignment between intellectual property and competition law, our fundamental values, and expectations for a just society.

In Chokepoint Capitalism, Rebecca Giblin and her co-author Cory Doctorow explore how creative labor markets have been captured and distorted, suggesting interventions to restore the balance that allows them to function as intended.

Jessica Silbey's Against Progress examines how intellectual property law's progress has grown separate from art, science, and social justice today, and how they might be reunited.

Join Rebecca Giblin and Jessica Silbey as they discuss their work in conversation with Engelberg Center Faculty Co-Director Jason Schultz.