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Lateef Mtima

Lateef Mtima

Howard University School of Law
Director, Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Professor of Law
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 Digital Tools and Copyright Clay: Restoring the Artist/Audience Symbiosis, 38 Whittier Law L. Rev. 104 (2018); Copyright and Social Justice in the Digital Information Society: “Three Steps” Toward Intellectual Property Social Justice, 53 Hous. L. Rev. 459 (2015); 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); 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:
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity - Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity, Monday, March 05, 2018
DMCA Roundup - DMCA Roundup, Friday, March 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology - Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests - Current Developments in Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment Interests, Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity - Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity, Monday, March 05, 2018
DMCA Roundup - DMCA Roundup, Friday, March 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology - Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Athlete and Celebrity Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment (and Other Competing) Legal Interests (2017) - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018
From Safe Harbors to Circumventing Technology Blockades: Navigating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Allocating Rights in Copyright: Recent Developments in Fair Use and Related Author/User Copyright Doctrines (August 10, 2018) - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 01, 2018
Athlete and Celebrity Publicity Rights: Balancing First Amendment (and Other Competing) Legal Interests - "Technotainment" 2018: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms, Monday, October 15, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity - Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Monday, March 05, 2018
DMCA Roundup - Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Friday, March 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology - "Technotainment" 2018: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity - Sports Law: The Use of Athlete's Images and the Right of Publicity, Monday, March 05, 2018
DMCA Roundup - DMCA Roundup, Friday, March 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Tuesday, October 09, 2018
Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology - Publicity Rights, Athlete Personas, and Technology, Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests - Fair Use and Other Copyright Doctrines for Delineating User Rights from Owner Interests, Wednesday, October 24, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Counseling Clients in the Entertainment Industry 2018 - Book Publishing; Current Developments in Entertainment and Sports Litigation; Film, Wednesday, March 07, 2018, New York, NY
Advanced Copyright Law 2018: Current Issues, Thursday, March 22, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 09, 2018, New York, NY
"Technotainment" 2018: Distributing Content Across Multiple Platforms, Monday, October 22, 2018, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Law Institute 2018, Monday, October 29, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Advanced Copyright Law 2019: Current Issues, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
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