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Friday, May 31 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Standardized Copyright Terms for Contributor Agreements (Harmony Development Project) - Catharina Maracke, Keio University

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The presentation will discuss the current status on standardized copyright terms for contributor agreements. It will begin with an overview (background/purpose) of contributor agreements and respective legal challenges. It will demonstrate case studies to highlight the significance of contributor agreements and discuss some arguments in favor and against standardization efforts in this field. Finally, the Harmony project (harmonyagreements.org) will be introduced as one potential option to provide standardized contributor agreements and to enable any person to generate her own standardized contributor agreement for free and open source software and open content projects. The presentation aims to be a starting point for a fruitful discussion on legal issues for standardized contributor agreements and is therefore set up to address developers, lawyers, business leaders (legal and policy).

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Catharina Maracke

Associate Professor, Keio University
Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and interests include intellectual property law and policy, standardization efforts for public licensing schemes, and the general interaction between law and technology. Catharina is also a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and fellow at the... Read More →

Friday May 31, 2013 3:00pm - 3:50pm

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