This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.
Why you should attend
Copyright law continues to be an unpredictable and dynamic practice area. Attend this program to build the foundation needed to understand this area of law while exploring recent cases and developments, with a particular focus on Internet and data-related issues. Learn about the rights copyright protection confers, how to protect those rights, and how the Internet continues to redefine critical concepts in the field. A faculty of leading experts will explore how to tackle these new challenges in daily practice. While you might feel like a novice at 9:00 a.m., by 5:00 p.m., you’ll be able to call yourself an expert!
What you will learn
The program will cover these and many more topics:
- Essential concepts in copyright law and practice: Copyrightability, protectable subject matter and associated rights
- How copyright principles apply online
- Fair use and common fair use misconceptions
- Cutting-edge issues and the latest cases in copyright law
- Enforcement strategies and copyright litigation, including important defense strategies
- Update on DMCA issues
Who should attend
This seminar is designed as an introduction for attorneys and legal department professionals with limited experience in copyright law, and as a review and update for those who need to reacquaint themselves with intellectual property practice and procedure.
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Katherine C. Spelman
9:15 Basic Principles of Copyright Law & Copyright Office Practice
- What may be copyrighted and what exclusive rights are conferred?
- Statutory formalities
- Ownership issues, registration process
- Copyright duration, renewal process, transferring rights, and terminating rights
- International issues surrounding formalities, duration and ownership
Sophie Cohen, Deirdre Merrill
10:15 Networking Break
10:30 Enforcing Copyrights
- How do you protect your copyright?
- Challenging the validity of another’s copyright
- Copyright litigation and available defenses
- Access and substantial similarity in infringement cases
- How do you quantify damages?
- Litigation practice tips
J. Michael Keyes
11:30 Fair Use & Permissions
- What is parody?
- The four factors of fair use
- What is a “transformative” use?
- Anticircumvention and fair use
- Common fair use misconceptions: Commercial uses, using a work in its entirety, nonprofit uses, using works prior to publication
1:45 New Cases in Copyright Law - Internet and Beyond
- Newsworthy copyright cases
- Impact of case law on copyright law practice
- Possible future copyright conflicts
- Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Monge v. Maya Magazines, Harney v. Sony Pictures Television, Peters v. West, Petrella v. MGM, Paramount Pictures v. Puzo, Mattell v. MGA, Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset (cert. petition pending) and many more
David L. Rein, Jr., Nancy E. Wolff
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 How is Copyright Law Coping with Disruptive Technologies?
This panel on disruptive technologies will address three content areas: print, TV/Video, and music. For each area, the panelists will address what is disruptive about the technology in question, how disruptive it would be if it were to be approved by the courts, and how likely the courts are to bless it.
- PRINT MATERIALS: Mass digitization and fair use
- TV/VIDEO: Public performance issues and "disaggregating the audience"
- MUSIC: Digital first sale issues, with a focus on ReDigi and Murfie, two business models that assert first sale in the all-digital environment
Andrew P. Bridges, Kenneth D. Crews, E. Leonard Rubin
Moderator: Katherine C. Spelman
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1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
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