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Copyright Lecture: The Structural Conditions of Human Flourishing in the Information Society

Julie Cohen, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, will speak on Friday, January 29 at 12 noon in the Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall (128 Wall Street). This event is co-sponsored by the Yale University Library and the Yale Information Society Project (ISP) and is part of the Library’s Copyright Lecture Series and the Yale ISP Speaker Series. Cohen's talk is entitled “The Structural Conditions of Human Flourishing in the Information Society" and is based on her forthcoming book The Networked Self: Copyright, Privacy, and the Production of Networked Space (Yale University Press).

Cohen teaches and writes about intellectual property law and privacy law, with particular focus on copyright and on the intersection of copyright and privacy rights in the networked information society. She is a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 2d ed. 2006), and is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Public Knowledge. From 1995 to 1999, Professor Cohen taught at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law. From 1992 to 1995, she practiced with the San Francisco firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation. Professor Cohen received her A.B. from Harvard University and her J.D. from the Harvard Law School, where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She is a former law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

For more information, contact Ann Okerson, Associate University Librarian for Collections and International Programs.