Why you should attend
Copyright law has become an increasingly complex area in the face of new technologies and new ways of doing business. To help you keep up-to-date and provide the sophisticated, pragmatic legal advice your clients expect, PLI has brought together a group of leading experts on copyright law. The speakers at this advanced seminar will address critical issues in copyright law, drawing on their extensive experience and judgment.
Current issues will be examined in the contexts of developed law, and proposals and prospects for future change. Important litigation and licensing issues will be reviewed, as well as the impact of new technology, fair use developments, and other major issues. The faculty will invite and answer questions to be sure those attending the program receive information relevant to their practice.
What you will learn
- Fair use: can the riddle be solved?
- Kirtsaeng v. Wiley: will the Supreme Court resolve the first sale doctrine?
- Has copyright law become “contractualized”?
- What reforms does the Copyright Act need for the years ahead?
- Does the DMCA need retooling?
- What are the latest litigation developments?
- What are the key international fair use developments?
- What are the key issues in art law?
- What are the issues for copyright enforcement in the Internet age?
Who should attend
Experienced practitioners in the field of copyright law who need to know the latest developments in this field.
Please plan to arrive with enough time to register before the conference begins.A networking breakfast will be available upon your arrival.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:15 What Are the Must-Know Recent Case Law Developments?
- Kirtsaeng v. Wiley (Supreme Court: first sale doctrine)
- Top Circuit Court cases
- Top District Court cases
- Top infringement cases
- Cases to watch for 2013-14
Nancy J. Mertzel
10:15 Can Fair Use Be Fixed? If So, How?
- Reclaiming fair use
- Codes of best practices
- Key fair use cases
- Myths and realities
- International developments
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Copyright Licensing: Has Copyright Become Contractualized?
- Interaction of copyright law and contract law
- When copyright law preempts contract claims (or doesn’t)
- When contract law protects non-copyrightable material
- The ProCD (7th Cir.) case and its impact
- Policy issues
Gloria C. Phares
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Art Law and Copyright
- Appropriation Art
- Cariou v. Prince (2d Cir.)
- Google Art Project and copyright implications
- Resale royalties
- Cultural property claims, ownership claims, moral rights
Simon J. Frankel
2:45 Can the DMCA Be Fixed? If So, How?
- Viacom v. YouTube (2d Cir.)
- Other key cases
- Actual knowledge, constructive knowledge, willful blindness
- Safe harbors, takedown notices
- Piracy and enforcement issues
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Arbitration and Mediation of Copyright Disputes
- Other ADR procedures and strategies
- Before litigation
- During litigation
~ Past President, The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.
~ American University Washington College of Law
~ Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Howard University School of Law
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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