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Bennett Lincoff

Bennett Lincoff is an attorney, consultant and writer working in New York. His practice has focused on licensing and related transactions involving intellectual property rights, counseling, the Internet and other new media platforms, regulatory practice, legislation and legal reform, and international matters. He has been involved since 1995 in the worldwide effort to create new legal structures and business models for the use and protection of intellectual property in the digital electronic environment.

He was Director of Legal Affairs for New Media at ASCAP where he developed and authored ASCAP Internet license agreement. He also represented ASCAP in discussions with European rights licensing organizations regarding possible harmonization of Internet licensing structures. He served as a co-chair of the delegation of the American Bar Association to the WIPO deliberations that led to adoption of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. And he worked as a member of the coalition of intellectual property rights holders in the inter-industry negotiations that led to passage of much of the significant US copyright legislation of the 1990s.

Mr. Lincoff’s web site is located at link bennettlincoff.com and he can be reached at bennettlincoff(at)aol.com.

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