Copyright and Creators: 2026
Friday, March 11
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
What does the future hold for copyright? Who are the gatekeepers and how does this power structure need to change to meet not only the needs of today’s digital age, but also the needs of future creativity and innovation? The Copyright & Creators: 2026 panel will speculate on where the innovations and advancements will be in 2026. Will our laws keep pace with the times or fall behind? And how will people continually interact with copyright? Moderated by a veteran reporter, panelists include a respected academic, a noted futurist and a fan fiction leader who will debate the trajectory of copyright law and where some of the future conversations and conflicts will be a decade from now.
University of Oxford
Alexandra Mogyoros, JD, BCL (Oxon) is currently a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. Alexandra's research focuses on issues that arise within and at the intersections of ...Show the rest
Alexandra Mogyoros, JD, BCL (Oxon) is currently a doctoral student at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. Alexandra's research focuses on issues that arise within and at the intersections of intellectual property law, technology, and futures studies.
Alexandra currently consults to the OECD on the future of intellectual property and bioethics, and acts as a teaching assistant for the Saïd Business Schools’ Executive Scenarios Programme at the University of Oxford.
Alexandra has been involved in various futures studies projects, specifically scenarios activities. In connection with her futures work, she has completed research residencies at the University of Cape Town and the University of Edinburgh.Hide the rest
Assoc Professor & Dir Center for Intellectual Property Law
Whittier Law School
Betsy Rosenblatt (221Betsy) has practiced and taught intellectual property law for over 15 years. She is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier...Show the rest
Betsy Rosenblatt (221Betsy) has practiced and taught intellectual property law for over 15 years. She is an Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law at Whittier Law School. Before making the jump to academia, she practiced law at the firm of Irell & Manella in Los Angeles, where she worked for entertainment and high-tech clients.
Prof. Rosenblatt has been active in fandom of one sort or another for most of her life, and in addition to more traditional scholarship, she often writes and speaks about the relationship between intellectual property law and fan creativity. She is the Legal Chair of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit that focuses on protecting and advocating for fans and fanworks, and is an Advisory Chair for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. In her spare time, she crochets, games, blogs about television, makes homemade cheese, hikes, and is Of Counsel to the firm of Kesselman, Brantly & Stockinger.Hide the rest
Los Angeles Times
Jon Healey is a member of the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times, which means he is one of a nameless, faceless group writing screeds that, technically speaking, reflect the views of the publ...Show the rest
Jon Healey is a member of the editorial board at the Los Angeles Times, which means he is one of a nameless, faceless group writing screeds that, technically speaking, reflect the views of the publisher (whoever that happens to be at the time). His main contributions to the editorial page are pieces about intellectual property, technology, the economy, regulation, and general business issues. He also writes for The Times' Opinion L.A. blog. Prior to his joining the editorial board, Healey covered technology news for The Times, the San Jose Mercury News and various other publications.Hide the rest
Professor of Law
Howard University School of Law
Lateef Mtima Biographical Sketch
Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. d...Show the rest
Lateef Mtima Biographical Sketch
Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the international law firm of Coudert Brothers. Currently a member of the Advisory Council for the United States Court of Federal Claims and the BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal Advisory Board, Professor Mtima has held the post of Distinguished Libra Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Maine School of Law, is a past President of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and was a member of the founding Editorial Board for the American Bar Association intellectual property periodical Landslide. Professor Mtima is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, an accredited Non-governmental Organization Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Professor Mtima is the editor/contributing author of Intellectual Property, Social Justice, and Entrepreneurship: From Swords to Ploughshares (Edward Elgar 2015) and the co-author of Transnational Intellectual Property Law (West Academic 2015).Hide the rest