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July 22, 2020
What’s Happening in Copyright Law? Part I
A Two Part Series from Frankfurt Kurnit
Does your business depend on copyright ownership and licensing, or rise and fall with changes in copyright law? Do you use content created by others or worry that your content is going to be stolen? Are you susceptible to copyright claims from third parties or trolls? If so, please join us remotely for a two-part Frankfurt Kurnit CLE (CA & NY credit) update on current hot topics in copyright law.
Part I: July 22nd – 2:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST
Part II: August 5th – 2:00 PM EST to 4:00 PM EST
Frankfurt Kurnit's Webex
Part I Agenda:
1:50 PM – 2:00 PM: Log-in to Webex (access info will be provided)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Supreme Court Review
The 2019-2020 term gave us important rulings on the copyrightability of state statutory codes and whether states have sovereign immunity against copyright claims. The Court also waded into important areas of trademark law involving the recoverability of an infringer’s profits and the protection for .com names. How are Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Allen v. Cooper, Romag Fasteners v. Fossil and USPTO v. Booking.com changing the way IP owners and practitioners do business? And what major cases lie ahead? We’ll give you a whistle-stop tour. Presented by: Craig Whitney
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Art and Copyright
Recent art world cases have focused on whether brands and content producers can use tattoos, graffiti, and other artworks without infringing others’ rights – and whether work created through destruction of other art violates the Visual Artists Rights Act. Our art law expert canvasses the cases to help you reduce infringement risk or protect your valuable works. Presented by: Amelia Brankov
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Get Inline: How US Courts, Social Platforms and the EU Are Changing Liability for Linking
When can you safely link to a photo, news or other content? Many business models depend on the correct answer. But recent court cases, social media platform developments, and proposed EU rules are changing the landscape. Result: the sometimes esoteric inline linking debate has now taken center stage. We’ll run down the key cases, review Instagram’s new rules, and summarize the impact of the EU Copyright Directive. Presented by: Jeremy Goldman
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: The Future of the Copyright Statute of Limitations
How long does a claimant have to bring a copyright case? Does the “discovery” rule still govern application of the statute of limitations in copyright cases? How far back can damages run? Recent cases have helped to clarify the law on these subjects, but further Supreme Court review seems likely. How and when might this happen? Presented by: Nicole Bergstrom and Edward Rosenthal
And a sneak peek at Part II…
Copyright litigation in the music industry, the DMCA’s future, fair use, tackling copyright trolls, and more.
California MCLE Credit:
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the California MCLE Board for a maximum of 2.0 General Participatory Credits. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).
New York CLE Credit:
This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours in Areas of Professional Practice. (Note: The content of this course is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys (non-transitional and transitional)).