Post date: November 15, 2004

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology will host a debate between spokespeople from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Recording Industry Association of America regarding the legitimacy of contributory copyright infringement liability for sellers of software and devices that consumers can use to violate copyright law.

Jason Schultz, an attorney for the EFF, and Stan Pierre-Louis, senior vice president of legal affairs for the RIAA will discuss the recent holding in MGM v. Grokster, the proposed INDUCE Act legislation, and other related issues during this event, which is aimed to help audience members decide whether innovators who produce legal software and devices should suffer liability copyright violations perpetrated by consumers who use those inventions.

The event, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Austin West classroom, is free and open to the public. The debate will be webcast for those unable to attend. For more information, please visit