Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce, and Policy in the 21st Century

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, in collaboration with Harvard Law School's Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law ("JSEL"), is pleased to announce a CALL FOR PAPERS, seeking policy proposals that advance the interests of music creators, consumers, and entrepreneurs through changes in existing law. The Call for Papers coincides with Berklee College of Music's upcoming conference, "Rethink Music: Creativity, Commerce and Policy in the 21st Century," scheduled to be held in Boston and Cambridge, MA in April 2011. . . .

The "Rethink Music" symposium will focus on economic and policy concerns that dictate the viability of creative industries. The event is designed to provide a forum for high-level deliberation by experts, with input from creators and stakeholders from across the spectrum, about the future of creative works, their distribution, and the laws that regulate them. The event will aim to differentiate itself from the myriad of other music and intellectual property conferences by: (a) focusing on law, economics, and emerging business models together; (b) extensively involving creators; (c) soliciting input from both within and outside of traditional music companies and organizations; and (d) inviting submission of policy proposals and business models.

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