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David Levine presents at Cardozo Law

Elon Law Professor David Levine was invited to be a featured presenter at the thirtieth anniversary symposium of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, held March 28.

The symposium took place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York. The symposium was titled “Piracy and the Politics of Policing: Legislating and Enforcing Copyright Law,” with the first session focusing on Levine’s work.

Levine presented the article, “Bring in the Nerds: Secrecy, National Security and the Creation of Intellectual Property Law.” Levine’s article, forthcoming in the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, focuses on the secrecy surrounding the ongoing negotiations of the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and how information flows to and from government should be improved. Levine proposes a qualified right to national security information in international lawmaking in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and notes that “FOIA needs a theoretical reconfiguration. In particular, FOIA needs to focus more on when public inputs to government generally and its agencies are most useful and currently lacking without diminishing the focus on what outputs are properly shared by government with the public.”

Two law scholars presented written responses to Levine’s paper: Professor Annemarie Bridy of the University of Idaho College of Law and Professor Mary LaFrance of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Philip Craft,
4/13/2012 8:11 AM