Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Join Me This Weekend: International Law Weekend NYC Panel on Careers in International Art Law

Careers in International Art Law Panel

When:  Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: Fordham Law School, first floor, Manhattan, NYC.

Like many human activities, the art world is becoming increasingly international. Works of art regularly travel across borders in connection with exhibitions. These works also travel across borders in connection with theft, looting, and trafficking. Today, art is sold and distributed via the Internet and other transnational media in ways not imagined just decades ago. These phenomena and others have created the need for lawyers specialized in forms of licensing, contracting, and dispute resolution particular to the art world. The panel will explore career paths for lawyers interested in wedding a legal career to their passion for the arts -- careers in private law firms, in museums, in government, and in international bodies.

• Professor Paul R. Dubinsky, Director of Graduate Studies, Wayne State University Law School

• Lee Crawford Boyd, Partner, Schwarcz, Rimberg, Boyd & Rader
• Raymond J. Dowd, Partner, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
• Charles Goldstein, Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein, LLP

Click here to learn more about the event!

Click here for a full schedule!

 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2012-2013) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Murder, Mystery & Masterpieces: The Fate of World War II Stolen Art at the Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

 Murder, Mystery & Masterpieces:

The Fate of World War II Stolen Art

The Chattanooga Chapter of the Federal Bar Association,
Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C.,
The Hunter Museum of American Art

Raymond J. Dowd, Attorney

 Dunnington,  Bartholow & Miller, LLP
New York

 Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Hunter Museum of Art
Chattanooga, Tennessee


Cash Bar – 5:30 p.m.                                                                                        Program – 6:15 p.m.


Cost of Admission:


Hunter Museum Members-- FREE

(Special Discount for Those Who Join the Museum at the Event)


Attorneys Who Wish to Receive 1 Hour of General CLE -- $20.

(Includes Cost of Admission)


All Others -- $9.95

 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2012-2013) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Evidence in Copyright Litigation CLE


       Click here to download this CLE program On Demand!

       Ray Dowd, author of West’s acclaimed Copyright Litigation Handbook and a partner at Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP in New York City and Glen McMurry, a distinguished litigator at Dungan & LeFevre in Dayton, Ohio will take us through the surprisingly complex rules of evidence.

       The object of taking discovery is to gather admissible evidence sufficient to sustain your client’s burden on the case- but how do you get the evidence admitted?

       Just what is “relevant evidence”? The first three rules of Article IV of the Federal Rules of Evidence govern the lion’s share of evidentiary disputes in copyright litigation. What exactly is hearsay, and when is it admissible in court in copyright litigation? And how do you get hearsay into evidence- or what is an exception to the hearsay rule? Tune in to this CLE to find all these answers and more.

       How can you use motions in limine to include or exclude evidence in advance of trial? What does Rule 408 of the Federal Rules of Evidence exclude evidence of settlement negotiations?  When is a good time to use a trial or bench memorandum to preserve your objection for the record- especially to avoid judges’ hostility to objections? There have been many developments in the Federal Rules of Evidence when it comes to copyright litigation, tune into this CLE to understand how they can affect you.

       Dowd’s Copyright Litigation Handbook is the first publication aimed at the practitioner who must make quick practical decisions in the heat of battle and evaluate the immediate procedural consequences. Copyright Litigation Handbook devotes attention to procedural case law that rarely reaches the appellate level, but is of critical importance to the life of everyday practitioners.

       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 2013 ed, please visit the Thomson Reuters Westlaw Store here.

 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.
Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2012-2013) by Raymond J. Dowd Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Friday, October 04, 2013

The 5th International Conference on Looted Art in the Czech Republic

The 5th International Conference on Nazi Looted Art

October 8-9, 2013

Podebrady, Czech Republic

"The West" Versus "The East" Or United Europe?

I have been kindly invited by the Czech government to speak on an panel regarding legal obstacles to the recovery of Nazi-looted art in the United States.  I spoke on an expert panel in 2009 at the Prague Conference on Holocaust-era assets, I have been invited back for the Fifth Anniversary of the Prague Conference. The conference features experts from around the work from museums, archives, not-for-profits and governments who are struggling with issues related to provenance research, archives, and the problem of recovering artworks looted during the reign of Nazi terror.   The conference promises to explore different conceptions of provenance research, documentation and identification of looted cultural assets and the possibilities of the international cooperation in Europe and in the world.  I hope to see you there!

For a copy of the conference brochure, please click here!

 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2012-2013) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

92 Twitter Lists Following Copyright Litigation Blog @raydowd

There are 92 Twitter lists following Copyright Litigation blog @raydowd.  Thanks to the legal tweeters who have searched out and compiled these interesting and sometimes surprising lists - please consider following them.  Thanks to Dan Ballard for identifying 459 IP lawyers "who limit their personal tweets".   Not sure why Copyright Litigation Blog is on "Enemies of a Happy Net" but what the heck!

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 Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All practice, no theory.Copyright Litigation Handbook (Thomson Reuters Westlaw 2012-2013) by Raymond J. Dowd
 Copyright Litigation Handbook on Westlaw