Why you should attend
Copyright law continues to be an unpredictable and dynamic practice area. Attend this program to learn the basics while exploring all of the recent cases and developments that continue to change the practice of copyright law. Examine the rights copyright protection confers, and learn how to protect those rights. Explore how the Internet continues to redefine critical concepts in the field, and learn how to tackle these challenges in daily practice. Even though 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:
- Fundamentals of copyright law: terminology,copyrightability, protectable subject matter, and associated rights
- How copyright principles apply (or don’t apply) online
- Hot issues in copyright law, including a review of the latest cases
- Primer on copyright litigation and 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.
Katherine C. Spelman
9:15 Basic Principles of Copyright Law and 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 and Permissions
- The four factors of fair use
- What is parody?
- 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
Toby M.J. Butterfield, Dean S. Marks
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 New Cases in Copyright Law - Internet and Beyond
- Newsworthy copyright cases
- Online copyright infringement
- Impact of case law on copyright law practice
- Possible future copyright conflicts
- Golan v. Holder, Viacom v. YouTube, Costco v. Omega, John Wiley Sons v. Kirtsaeng, Barclays v. TheFlyontheWall.com, Universal Music Group v. Augusto, consequences of Righthaven, and many more
Bruce Baber, Suzanne K. Nusbaum, David L. Rein, Jr.
3:15 Networking Break
3:30 Everything You Know Is Wrong: Formerly Settled Copyright Issues
- First sale versus licensing issues
- DMCA: Is YouTube really an ISP?
- DMCA and takedowns - What does “takedown” mean? What does “promptly” mean? Capitol Records v. MP3tunes
- Personal jurisdiction after American Buddha
- Reconciling UMG v. Augusto and open source licenses
- Proposed legislation
Andrew P. Bridges, Pilar Keagy Johnson, Kathleen E. McCarthy, Katherine C. Spelman, Nancy E. Wolff
Pilar Keagy Johnson
~ Assistant General Counsel, Turner Broadcasting, Cartoon Network - Adult Swim
Dean S. Marks
~ Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
San Francisco Seminar Location
PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105. (415) 498-2800
San Francisco Hotel Accommodations
The Palace Hotel, 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94105. Call (800) 917-7456 seven days a week from 6:00 am to 12:00 am (PDT) and mention you are attending this program at Practising Law Institute to receive the preferred rate. For online reservations, go to www.sfpalace.com/pli to receive the preferred rate.
Due to high demand we recommend reserving hotel rooms as early as possible.
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