Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Join Us January 17 for a CLE Webcast: Ethics and Copyright Litigation: What The Practitioner Needs To Know

Please join us for this one-hour ethics CLE program through West Legal Ed Center!


Ethics and Copyright Litigation:  What The Practitioner Needs To Know


Program Description:


Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner in Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City will take us through the ethical pitfalls facing legal practitioners tackling copyright litigation.   Appropriate for inhouse counsel, and private practitioners both seasoned and novice.
Professional responsibility issues arise early in copyright litigation. 

The disciplinary rules of each jurisdiction impose a duty of professional competence.  The combination of Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requiring attorneys to investigate and warrant the viability of claims and defenses with the Copyright Act’s potential awards of attorneys fees as costs to the prevailing party, make the attorney litigating copyright claims a potential target throughout the litigation.  In this age of sanctions being imposed on copyright trolls and overaggressive copyright enforcement, what are the ethical takeaways attorneys representing content owners and distributors?  Is it a breach of ethics to send a cease-and-desist letter to a jurisdiction in which an attorney is not admitted?  Has your client registered materials with the Copyright Office you need to support your claims or defenses?

Dowd, a seasoned litigator, takes us through a pre-flight litigation checklist designed to avoid sanctions in copyright cases.  What are your ethical obligations?    Copyright litigation has exploded as the world has become digitized.  This course will assist you in understanding how to avoid potential minefields.
 
The New York Law Journal called Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook “an indispensable guide and supplement to the ins and outs of copyright litigation”.   Join us for a lively session on a hot topic.   For more information on Copyright Litigation Handbook 2018-2019 ed, please visit the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Store at https://store.legal.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/Practice-Materials/Copyright-Litigation-Handbook-2018-2019-ed/p/105799095
 
Practice Areas: Copyright Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Intellectual Property Law
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 01/17/2019 1:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live


 https://westlegaledcenter.com/program_guide/course_detail.jsf?courseId=100245405




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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

London Lecture: From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America - November 19

In his presentation at the Fordham Centre London on this Monday November 19, From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America, Raymond J. Dowd, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC  recounts how he seized two stolen Schieles after were spotting them at the Salon+Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015, leading to international headlines upon restitution. The Schieles are now at Christie's auction house in New York pending an appeal.
 
Dowd traces how history's greatest murder has, until now, concealed history's greatest robbery.  The presentation traces Abraham Lincoln's idea of taking the profit out of war through the Lieber Code Executive Order 100 of April 1863, to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions, to the Nuremberg Trials, to show that returning the stolen property to Holocaust victims was a truly American idea that was embraced by the Allied powers in the London Declaration of January 9, 1943.
 
Dowd discusses how 1. confiscatory US tax laws, 2. a fair market value deduction for artworks donated to museums, and 3. an unwillingness of museums to look gift horses in the mouth led to the current situation of US museums having to deal with large inventories of unprovenanced artworks that left Europe after 1933, but were created prior to 1946.   Learn how U.S. taxpayers foot the bill while America's elite filled the nation's greatest cultural institutions with toxic assets.

Dowd presents a new vision of how our museums can better fulfill their charitable and educational missions while respecting the often bloodstained history of the artworks in their care.

RSVP details at the link below:


www.dunnington.com
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Monday, November 12, 2018

Tonight in NYC - Monday November 12 - From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America


From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and The Hunt For Nazi Looted Art In America

November 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm


Sponsored by the FAME Center, the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights and the Art Law Society
 
In their presentation, From Murder To Museums: Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi Looted Art in America, Raymond J. Dowd, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC, and Samuel A. Blaustein, Partner - Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP - NYC, recount how they seized two stolen Schieles after they were spotted at the Salon+Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory in November 2015, leading to international headlines upon their restitution to their clients. The Schieles are now at Christie's with an appellate court blocking the sale. 
 
The presentation traces Abraham Lincoln's idea of taking the profit out of war through the Lieber Code Executive Order 100 of April 1863, to the 1899 and 1907 Hague Conventions, to the Nuremberg Trials, to show that returning the stolen property to Holocaust victims was an American idea.  
 
The attorneys discuss how 1. Confiscatory US tax laws, 2. A fair market value deduction for artworks donated to museums, and 3. An unwillingness of museums to look gift horses in the mouth led to the current situation of US museums having to deal with large inventories of unprovenanced works that left Europe after 1933, but were created prior to 1946.
 
Register here:


https://cardozo.yu.edu/events/murder-museums-abraham-lincoln-adolf-hitler-and-hunt-nazi-looted-art-America




www.dunnington.com
 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Du Meurtre aux Musees - Nazi Looted Art Lecture at Assas Law School in Paris - Join Us October 31!

Please join us at the Assas Law School in Paris, France October 31, 2018 for this lecture on Nazi-looted art.  October 31 is the 100th Anniversary of Egon Schiele's death.  Special thanks to Fordham Law School for co-sponsoring the program.  #art #ethics #museums #wwii #holocaust







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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. Attorney and AuthorCopyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2017-2018) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Video: From Murder To Museums - Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and the Hunt For Nazi-Looted Art In America

Check out this video of my Nazi-Looted Art lecture at Newcastle Town Hall last week
 www.dunnington.com
 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