Ah, the connective power of the cyber world: for those who wish to tap into it Friday, the Copyright Clearance Center will host OnCopyright 2012: Advancing the Creative Economy. The New York event will explore ways copyright issues affect publishing, creative services, legal and technology. The keynoter will be John Howkins, author of “The Creative Economy,” who recently spoke with the center’s Chris Kenneally to preview  his remarks on the economic value of the creative industry — the podcast can be found here and transcript here.

OnCopyright 2012 panels will focus on:

  • Art: Remix & Reuse:Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center; Kirby Ferguson (filmmaker); Steven Rosenbaum,Magnify.net
  • Law: Copyright & Culture: June Besek, Kernochan Center; Carol Mandel, New York University; Michele Woods, US Copyright Office; Tom Rubin, Microsoft
  • Tech: Digitization & Disruption: Michael Healy, Copyright Clearance Center; Robert Levine, (Billboard, Wired); Jonathan Lyons, Lyons Literacy LLC; Maja Thomas, Hachette Book Group

Complete program details here and participants here. It will stream live, with access here. The center specializes in rights licensing and is a global rights broker for much sought after materials, including in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks. The session will be at Columbia’s law school.