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Bill Cornish Memorial Lecture

3 May @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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Professor Ginsburg will deliver the Bill Cornish Memorial Lecture

The lecture series was established in name of Professor Bill Cornish. It features eminent scholars who contributed to the study of authorship, creativity, and innovation and their legal protections.

Professor Jane Ginsburg will deliver the first lecture in the series entitled: “The Author as Revenue-Sharer – Reflections in Memory of Bill Cornish and his ‘The Author as Risk-Sharer'”

Professor Jane Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at the Columbia Law School. She is a world-renowned authority on intellectual property law and a staunch defender of authors’ rights. Her work focuses on copyright law, international copyright law, and trademark law.

The comments will be delivered by Professor Lionel Bentley (University of Cambridge).

Professor Bill Cornish was the progenitor of intellectual property law scholarship and teaching in the United Kingdom. He spent nearly 30 years at the LSE between 1962 and 1990, from 1970 as a Professor of English Law. His work combined his deep knowledge of English legal history and intellectual property law, with a European and law-in-context outlook on the regulation of markets and technologies. In 1995, he became the inaugural Hershel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cambridge where he taught until his retirement.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.


3 May
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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MAR 2.08
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