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Interview with Sean M. O’Connor, Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law (USA)

Sean M. O’Connor is a Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. He is also the Director of Legal Affairs for Seattle-based music platform RockStar Motel (USA). He will be speaking at the session ‘Re-connecting with the digital narrative?’ at the World Creators Summit in Washington, DC on Wednesday June 5 (12.15pm > 1.00pm).

1 – What is your assessment of the situation today between the creative community and the tech world?

The creative community views its output as premium goods to be individually promoted, whereas the tech world views it all as roughly equal value commodities to be moved in bulk.

2 – How could the views of the two parties be reconciled?

I’d like to focus on common ground instead: both parties should be thinking about delivering experiences rather than fixed works.

3 – Do you think that copyright is outdated in the digital age?

Not at all. In fact, it’s more important than ever. The tech guys rely on copyright protection for their code as much as creators rely on it for their works.