Pamela Samuelson, a recognized pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy will be the featured speaker of the 2012 Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series October 15-17, 2012.
Samuelson is a director of the internationally-renowned Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Electronic Privacy Information Center, as well as on the advisory boards for the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, and the Berkeley Center for New Media.
Samuelson will give a series of lectures titled, “Why Gardens, Perfumes, Recipes, and Algorithms Are Not Copyrightable,” “Why Grants of Exclusive Rights to Authors Should Be Limited,” and “Rethinking Copyright Exceptions and Limitations.” All lectures are free and open to the public and will take place in room 150 in the Arthur Rubloff Building located at Northwestern Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue. Monday’s lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. while Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s lectures will begin at noon.
Samuelson who is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley, has held a joint appointment at Berkeley Law School and UC Berkeley's School of Information since 1996.
The Julius Rosenthal Foundation Lecture Series was established in 1919 in memory of Julius Rosenthal (1827-1905), an eminent and beloved member of the Chicago Bar. One of the principal programs supported by the foundation is the Rosenthal Lecture Series, which has assumed a preeminent position among distinguished lecture programs in the legal world. Publication of the lectures has made a notable contribution to legal literature and scholarship for more than 70 years.