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Lateef Mtima

Lateef Mtima

Howard University School of Law
Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
Director
Washington, DC, USA


Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College, Professor Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, where he was the co-founder and later editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. He is admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars and has practiced intellectual property, bankruptcy, and commercial law, including a decade in private practice with the international law firm of Coudert Brothers. Currently a member of the Advisory Council for the United States Court of Federal Claims, Professor Mtima has held the post of Distinguished Libra Visiting Scholar in Residence at the University of Maine School of Law, is a past President of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a member of the BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal Advisory Board, and a member of the founding Editorial Board for the American Bar Association intellectual property periodical Landslide. Professor Mtima is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, an accredited Non-governmental Organization Member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Professor Mtima is the editor/contributing author of Intellectual Property, Social Justice, and Entrepreneurship: From Swords to Ploughshares (Edward Elgar 2015) and the co-author of Transnational Intellectual Property Law (Xuan-Thao Nguyen and Danielle Conway, co-authors; West Academic 2016). Some of his other publications include The Promise of Information Justice, in Censoring Cyberspace: Regulating Communication on the Internet (Hannibal Travis, Editor, Routledge Publishing 2013); A Social Justice Perspective on IP, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law (Megan Carpenter, Editor, Edward Elgar 2012); Copyright and Social Justice in the Digital Information Society: “Three Steps” Toward Intellectual Property Social Justice, 53 Hous. L. Rev. 459 (2015); What’s Mine is Mine but What’s Yours is Ours: IP Imperialism, the Right of Publicity, and Intellectual Property Social Justice in the Digital Information Age, 15 S.M.U. Sci. &Tech. L. Rev. 323 (2012); Fulfilling the Copyright Social Justice Promise: Digitizing Textual Information, 55 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 77 (2010) (quoted in The Authors Guild v. Google Inc., 770 F. Supp. 2d 666, 679, n. 15, (S.D.N.Y. 2011); Copyright Social Utility and Social Justice Interdependence: A Paradigm for Intellectual Property Empowerment and Digital Entrepreneurship, 112 W. Va. L. Rev. 98 (2009); Whom the Gods Would Destroy; Why Congress Prioritized Copyright Protection Over Internet Free Speech and Privacy in Passing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 61 Rutgers L. Rev. 627 (2009); So Dark the CON(TU) of Man: The Quest for a Software Derivative Work Right in Section 117,  70 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 1 (2008); and “Tasini and Its Progeny: The New Exclusive Right or Fair Use on the Electronic Publishing Frontier?” 14 Ford. Intell. Prop., Media & Ent. L. J. 369 (2004) (quoted in Greenberg v. National Geographic Society, 533 F.3d 1244, 1264, 1266 (11th Cir. 2008) (dissenting opinion)).
Lateef Mtima is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2017 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Thursday, March 02, 2017
DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform - Advanced Copyright Law 2017: Current Issues, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Publicity Rights and the First Amendment: Balancing Athletes and Other Celebrity Interests - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2017 Overview of Entertainment Law Issues, Television, Video & User-Generated Content, Media's Transformation OTTs, MCNs & Mobile-Driven Video, Theater, Thursday, March 02, 2017
Construing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Recent Cases and Developments - Advanced Copyright Law 2017: Current Issues, Friday, March 17, 2017
Mapping the Parameters of the Right Publicity Rights: Identifying and Balancing Competing First Amendment Interests - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Monday, October 02, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation - Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation, Thursday, March 02, 2017
DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform - DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform , Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation - Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation, Thursday, March 02, 2017
DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform - DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform , Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation - Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation, Thursday, March 02, 2017
DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform - DMCA: Update, Prospects, Reform , Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2017 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, March 08, 2017, New York, NY
Advanced Copyright Law 2017: Current Issues, Thursday, March 23, 2017, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2017, Sunday, October 08, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Boston, MA
Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Columbus, OH
Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018, Cleveland, OH
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