David Herlihy Give a Great Presentation of “What if the System We Imagined Was Better than the System We Created?” in The First Music Industry Forum 2014
来源：School of Music and Recording
As an important part of the opening of the first music industry forum 2014, David Herlihy who is a entertainment lawyer and both an Associate Academic Specialist at Northeastern University, in the College of Art, Media & Design and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, gave us a presentation of “The Next Great Copyright Act” in M1 of Communication University of China on November 6th. This presentation based on a lecture at Columbia Law School in March 2013, which addressed the history of the Copyright Office and the challenges involved in creating “The Next Great Copyright Act”, delivered by Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights of the United States and Director of the U.S Copyright Office. He mentioned the Green Paper discusses the goals of maintaining an appropriate balance between rights and exceptions as the law continues to be updated; ensuring that copyright can be meaningfully enforced on the Internet; and furthering the development of an efficient online marketplace. And as technology develops, new possibilities are created and the law responds in an attempt to balance three interests: including the private property interests of authors and content owners, the good of the community, and supporting innovation as well.
At last, David talked about China has a real chance to “Build a healthy Music Ecosystem”by if we educate the industry about the importance of a healthy, non-fragmented ecosystem and we will have the future of “a rising tide raises all ships”. He shared successful experience of America such as collective licensing, paying creators and copyright owners directly, facilitate frictionless licensing, and treat all participants equally.
His speech won great applause and encouraged all participants try to build a healthy ecosystem in the future.