Saturday, August 20, 2016

On Demand Video Available - Ray Dowd - Copyright Law: What The Practitioner Needs To Know

Copyright Law - CLE Now Available For Download

Copyright Law: What the Practitioner Needs to Know

Live Broadcast on July 7, 2016
This course covers the fundamentals of what a lawyer needs to know to identify, register and make claims to copyrighted materials, how to identify and negotiate deals involving copyrightable subject matter, and how to deal with the U.S. Copyright Office with respect to licenses, assignments and pre-litigation practice. Attendees will learn practice procedures related to cease and desist letters and DMCA takedown notices. We will also discuss how to manage client expectations before pursuing a copyright claim in court and how to assess the all-important question of whether statutory damages or attorneys’ fees will be available. Related professional ethics are covered for each topic. Whether you are tackling basic copyright issues for the first time or are an advanced practitioner seeking fresh ways to look at the ever-changing legal landscape in light of recent case law developments, this practice-oriented course offers value for you.
This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.
Key topics to be discussed:
  • Principles of Copyright Law
  • Registering, Supplementing and Correcting Copyright Claims
  • The Logistics of the Copyright Lifecycle
  • License Agreements: What the Dealmaker Needs to Know
  • Work For Hire Agreements
  • Legal Ethics: Investigation and Attorneys’ Fees
  • Cease and Desist Letters and Takedown Notices
  • Ownership or License Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Motions, Trials, Hearings, Settlements

Choose a format:
  • On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date.
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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Copyright Society of the USA - Kickoff of Annual Meeting 2016 in Boston

I am on the Cross-Sound Ferry going from Orient Point, Long Island to New London CT on my way to Boston for the Annual Meeting of the Copyright Society of the USA to visit with copyright lawyers and copyright experts from around the country.

If you have an interest in copyright law, the Copyright Society is a great place to hear about cutting-edge issues in copyright practice.  The Copyright Office is usually very well represented and the Register of Copyrights usually speaks on issues facing the Copyright Office.  The Copyright Office is  part of the Library of Congress.  The Register plays a special role in advising on copyright policy and practices.

The Copyright Society has chapters around the country, but the New York Chapter has a tradition of being particularly strong and holds monthly lunches, usually at the Princeton Club, and usually on interesting topics and featuring speakers who are professionally involved in the matters they are discussing, or academics expert in the given topic.

If your firm is budgeting its bar association dollars and you have a strong interest in copyright law, the Copyright Society might be the place for you.

Hope to see you in Boston!
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and Author
Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2015-2016) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw