Dr. George Ford, Chief Economist, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Public Policy Studies
Please join us
for a discussion of intellectual property, law, and economics with Dr. George
Ford, an economic and IP expert from the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and
Public Policy Studies. This meeting will be of particular interest in
light of Singapore's ongoing review of its Copyright Act. Dr. Ford has significant experience in the area of
“fair use” -- see for example, his recent publication, The Economic Impact
of Expanding Fair Use in Singapore: More Junk Science for Copyright Reform:
This session is hosted by AmCham's Legal and
Intellectual Property Committee. We thank the Motion Picture
Association for its support.
About the Speaker
Dr. George Ford
Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Public
Dr. George S. Ford is the Chief Economist of the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Public Policy Studies (www.phoenix-center.org), an internationally-respected, Washington-based non-profit public policy research center specializing in the law and economics of the digital age. Dr. Ford is a renowned expert in the areas of government regulation, the technology industry, intellectual property, and economic development. Dr. Ford is also a prolific scholar with an extensive publication list in economics, law, and statistics journals. He testifies regularly on economic matters in forums such as the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Judges, the Canadian Royalty Board, and numerous regulatory agencies. Dr. Ford received his PhD in Economics from Auburn University in the United States. One of Dr. Ford’s current areas of research is the complex issue of the “fair use” of copyrighted works. In an effort to fill a void in the law and economics literature, he has constructed a policy-relevant theoretical framework for studying fair use to assist policymakers make informed decisions regarding the modernization of fair use in the digital age. As part of his research efforts, Dr. Ford has reviewed a number of research reports on fair use aimed at influencing copyright policy, often finding serious flaws.