¡Actividad Hoy! “The Impact of Emerging Technology on our Legal System”

El Instituto de Propiedad Intelectual de la Escuela de Derecho de la UPR invita a la conferencia “The Impact of Emerging Technology on our Legal System”. Se celebrará en le Aula Magna de la Escuela de Derecho, a las 7:00pm, y será dictada por Joseph I. Rosenbaum, un reconocido y prestigioso profesional del derecho con amplia experiencia en el campo de la propiedad intelectual y nuevos medios.

La charla girtará en torno a los siguientes temas:

Many of our laws are based, in principle, on what society considers normal and acceptable – intended to protect individuals in our society or promote social and public objectives. That said, standards of reasonableness, good faith and illegality often stem from dynamically changing considerations – considerations that have never been uniform across nations or even regionally within nations. Today, technology has and continues to change our ability to communicate and interact so rapidly and dynamically, that not merely evolutionary, principles of ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’ are under assault everywhere. The change is revolutionary and our laws struggle to keep up. Emerging technology and its lightning fast capability to reach millions and billions of people at the speed of light, has already transformed our world and promises to continue to do so even more rapidly and dramatically than we can imagine. Entire industries turned upside down – publishing, health care, media and entertainment, health care and life science, agriculture and education. The implications are profound and deep, blurring not only distinctions between employees and consumers or bloggers and experts, but also traditional legal principles. Our ‘normative’ concepts of privacy and publicity have blended with notions of surveillance and data protection; our principles of employment law threaten to erode free speech protections; ethical boundaries once reasonably delineated between judges, attorneys, jurors, expert witnesses and journalists are transformed; intellectual property protections have become arcane or unworkable as challenges continue to arise to our patent, copyright and trademark laws.

Is it time to rethink our legal and regulatory framework? Perhaps. As U.S. General (Retired) Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”


Hiram Meléndez Juarbe

Hiram es Catedrático de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico donde enseña derecho constitucional, derechos de autor, derecho a la intimidad y tecnología, derecho de ciberespacio, teoría del derecho y seminarios en derecho constitucional y el ciberespacio. Es fundador de la Clínica de Nuevas Tecnologías, Propiedad Intelectual y Sociedad de la Escuela de Derecho así como co-fundador y co-director legal de Creative Commons Puerto Rico. Hiram es egresado de la Escuela de Derecho de la UPR (JD 2000), de Harvard University (LL.M. 2002) y de New York University (LL.M. 2008, JSD 2013). Visita su página académica www.elplandehiram.org. Algunos derechos reservados.