The entire cosmos has been hopelessly hooked on humanity's music ever since "Year Zero" (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own everything-and the aliens are not amused.
Lawyer Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and he's an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: He's scared of heights. He's also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law and he may be the only thing standing between us and total destruction.
Absurd? Maybe. Impossible? You be the judge. Join author and entrepreneur Rob Reid for a unique look at the institution of copyright law, followed by a conversation with David Pashman (General Counsel, Meetup) and a Year Zero book signing.
Presented by the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU School of Law. This event is FREE and open to the public.