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Advanced Copyright Law Annual Review 2014


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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 context 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: how to give practical advice to avoid claims and suits
  • Public performance rights: Cablevision and the Aereo cases
  • Internet piracy developments at home and abroad
  • Digital rights, the first sale doctrine, prospects for reform
  • Copyright termination: case law and industry developments
  • Latest litigation developments
  • Petrella v. MGM, Supreme Court review of the laches defense in copyright cases

Who should attend

Experienced practitioners in the field of copyright law who need to know the latest developments in this field.



9:00 Introduction
Speakers: Richard Dannay

9:15 The First Sale Doctrine: Implications for Digital Rights in Print and Music

Implications of Kirtsaeng v. Wiley (Supreme Court)

  • Implications of Capitol Records v. ReDigi (SDNY)
  • Emerging first sale doctrine issues to watch
  • Prospects for Congressional action
  • Practice tips
Speakers: Lisa T. Simpson

10:15 Fair Use and Transformativeness

Pervasive impact on fair use decisions

  • Cariou v. Prince (2d Cir.)
  • Seltzer v. Green Day (9th Cir.)
  • Other key cases and developments
  • How to advise your clients
Speakers: Kim J. Landsman

11:15 Break

11:30 Current Statutory Termination Issues in Print and Music

Work-for-hire challenges to termination claims

  • Impact of loan-out and individual author corporations on termination rights
  • Termination of grants in joint works
  • When a new agreement is not an “agreement to the contrary”
  • The Superman, YMCA, and other recent cases
Speakers: Jessica R. Friedman

12:30 Lunch

1:45 Internet Piracy Developments

Developments in the U.S. and abroad

  • Lessons from SOPA and PIPA
  • Prospects for Congressional action
  • Prospects for effective enforcement
  • Key recent case law
Speakers: Ed McCoyd

2:45 Public Performance Rights in the Digital Age

Cartoon Network v. CSC Holdings (Cablevision)

  • WNET v. Aereo; cert granted in ABC v. Aereo Inc.
  • Other key cases, including FilmOnX, BarryDriller, and Dish
  • Prospects for Congressional action
  • Strategic considerations in public performance rights litigation disputes
Speakers: Lateef Mtima

3:45 Break

4:00 Key Copyright Litigation Issues

Litigation holds; spoliation sanctions

  • Electronic discovery management
  • Dispositive motions: motion to dismiss standards, summary judgment
  • Remedies, including the laches defense, Petrella v. MGM, review granted by Supreme Court
  • Key cases
Speakers: Nancy J. Mertzel

Program Attorney(s)
Tamara C. Kiwi ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

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Location:  New York, NY
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