Advancing Inclusion in Copyright and Register Barbara Ringer’s Legacy

Barbara ringer illustration, signature, and organizational seals

Join the U.S. Copyright Office, Georgetown Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic, and Georgetown Institute for Law and Policy online, on November 19 at 5 p.m. eastern time, as we examine the importance of creating space and opportunities in copyright and developing more diverse and inclusive legal systems for the benefit of all. This event extends and builds on the legacy of Barbara Ringer, a lead architect of the Copyright Act of 1976 and the first woman to serve as U.S. Register of Copyrights.

During the event, we will host a discussion with leading scholars on the relationship between intellectual property and critical race and feminist theory.

  • Deidré A. Keller, dean and professor of law, Florida Agriculture & Mechanical University College of Law
  • Madhavi Sunder, professor of law, Georgetown Law Center
  • Victoria Phillips, director, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office Shira Perlmutter will provide opening remarks.

Amanda Levendowski, associate professor of law at Georgetown Law and director of the Intellectual Property and Information Policy Clinic, will provide a brief overview of Ringer’s impact on copyright.

Current and former U.S. Copyright Office Ringer Fellows will host break-out networking sessions that will follow the approximately one hour event.

Registration is available here.

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