SFLC’s Fall Conference

Where: Columbia Law School’s Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, Room 103, New York, New York.

When: November 3, 2017 8:30am to 5:30pm EDT

Who: Eben Moglen, Mishi Choudhary, Software Freedom Law Center

Archival video available at https://softwarefreedom.org/events/2017/conference/video/.

SFLC will hold its 2017 annual conference at Columbia Law School on Friday November 3, 2017. We are honored to have as our keynote speaker Yochai Benkler, the Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Harvard Law School and Director of Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

If you can’t join us in person, you can catch the live stream at https://softwarefreedom.org/events/2017/conference/live/.

Archival video will be available after the event.

Conference Program:

8:30am-9:10am Coffee, Registration

9:10am-9:30am Welcome by Eben

9:30am-10:20am Keynote Address

  • Degrees of Freedom, Dimensions of Power by Professor Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School

10:20am-12:05pm Session I : Licenses and Compliance

  • 10:20am-11:05am: Licenses as Shared Resources with David Levine & Richard Fontana of Red Hat, Eben Moglen of Software Freedom Law Center, Comments by Yochai Benkler.

  • 11:05am-11:35am: Update on OpenChain: Now We Really Begin with Shane Coughlan of the OpenChain Project & David Marr of Qualcomm.

  • 11:35am-12:05pm: Kernel Enforcement Statement with Mike Dolan of the Linux Foundation and Steven Rostedt of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board.

12:05pm-1:35pm Lunch

1:35pm-3:20pm Session II : Fintech and FOSS

  • 1:35pm-2:20pm: Technical Presentation: FOSS Fintech Risk Management by Professor Sharyn O’Halloran of Columbia Computer Science, moderated by Eben Moglen of Software Freedom Law Center.

  • 2:20pm-3:20pm: Fintech Development: FOSS and the Financial Industry with Jim Jagielski of Capital One and the Apache Software Foundation, Vipin Bharathan of BNP Paribas and Hyperledger, and Mishi Choudhary of Software Freedom Law Center

3:20pm-3:50pm Coffee Break

3:50pm-5:30pm Session III : Software Freedom Law Center Presentations

  • 3:50pm-4:50pm: Review and discussion of FOSS legal issues by Eben Moglen and Mishi Choudhary

    • A. Trademark Squatting: A New Problem for Successful Projects
    • B. Employment Agreements: Issues Developers are Facing
    • C. IRS Changes: New Conditions for Project Organizations
  • 4:50pm-5:30pm: Closing Remarks by Eben Moglen.

Free as in beer and also as in freedom. Lunch will be provided. If you have questions, or need other assistance, please contact rsvp@softwarefreedom.org. No pre-registration is required, but if you haven’t already, an RSVP is appreciated.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 7 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of a Program are not eligible for partial credit for it, although they are most welcome to attend it. Attendance is determined by an attorney’s sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.

Conference CLE Materials available here.

This event will be audio and video recorded and livestreamed.

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