On March 15, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology will host a symposium analyzing the future of the digital world and its effect on copyright and fair use. The symposium, which is open to the public, is entitled, “Copyright and Fair Use: Present & Future Prospects.” The forum will consist of a series of panels, speeches and discussions featuring key players in the worlds of law, business, technology and journalism. Topics to be addressed include the threats of piracy, the rights of consumers, proposals for copyright reform, and entertainment industry strategies to combat illegal online trading. This symposium, which is open to the public, will be begin at 10 a.m. in the Vorenberg Classroom. For those unable to attend, the event will be webcast live.

Participants will include U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher; Robert Holleyman, president and CEO of the Business Software Alliance; Harvard Law School Professor Jonathan Zittrain; Gigi Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge; and University of Chicago Law School Professor Douglas Lichtman, NYU Professor Siva Vaidhyanathan, Boston University School of Law Professor Maureen O’Rourke; Andy Moss, director of Technology for Microsoft; Greg Ballard, CEO of SonicBlue; Dan Gillmor, a columnist for the San Jose Mercury News; and Alec French, minority counsel for the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.

The event is open to all, and though no registration fee is required for admittance, it is required to participate in the keynote luncheon. For registration forms, hotel information, or more details, please visit http://jolt.law.harvard.edu or call 617-407-2450.