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.
Robert W. Clarida
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
Jessica R. Friedman
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
Alan R. Friedman
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
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
Robert W. Clarida, Thomas Kjellberg
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
Corey D. Boddie, Joseph P. Salvo, Thomas Kjellberg
~ Vice President, Business & Legal AffairsPublishing/Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel, DC Comics
Joseph P. Salvo
~ Senior Vice President and Global General Counsel, HIT Entertainment North America
New York City Seminar Location
PLI New York Center, 810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor), New York, New York 10019. Message Center, program days only: (212) 824-5733.
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