Friday, January 30, 2009

International Copyright CLE Program Online

I recently participated in a continuing legal education program at the New York County Lawyers' Association called International Copyright: What the U.S. Practitioner Needs To Know.

The CLE session is available on DVD from NYCLA or online at Lawline here. We had a great panel, moderated by Jay Kogan of D.C. Comics that included Axel Nordemann and Christian Czychowski from Boehmert & Boehmert in Germany, Johnny Chen of Divx, and Mario Sorensen Garcia from Brazil. Faculty bios here.
The program covered not only the legal concepts of international copyright and interpreting the treaties, but had a number of "real life" stories about how businesses working internationally protect and enforce copyrights.
My topic was "Foreign Copyrights in U.S. Courts".

The course description below:
Since United States copyrights are a major export, many practitioners are called upon to protect clients’ interests worldwide and negotiate licensing agreements requiring a knowledge of copyright regimes around the world. In-house counsel and outside counsel are also often called upon to assist U.S. clients in solving copyright problems worldwide.
This program identified the problems that arise for U.S. clients and provided drafting tips, together with a survey of the analytical tools and resources necessary for a U.S. practitioner to effectively craft practical solutions.

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