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Understanding Copyright Law 2009

Practising Law Institute is pleased to present their upcoming live New York seminar on copyright law where partner Barry Slotnick will be speaking on the panel "Enforcing Copyrights".

From the PLI website:

Why You Should Attend
More and more, intellectual property has become one of the most important assets in a business, regardless of the type of industry. Consequently, practitioners need to understand the basic tenets of copyright law so they can protect their clients’ interests appropriately. Learn all you need to know as renowned experts lead you through the nuts and bolts of this constantly changing field. Expert faculty will address the elements that comprise a valid copyright, in addition to ways copyright holders should enforce and protect their rights. An in-depth discussion of copyright licensing will provide valuable strategies that practitioners should keep in mind when advising clients. There will also be a review of Internet issues involving copyrights, which continuously arise these days with music, movie, and television downloading posing significant legal challenges for copyright holders. If you want to keep current in this dynamic field while learning the most important concepts, this is the program for you. Learn how to protect your clients’ copyright interests as a faculty of copyright law experts provides practical guidance on how to identify, handle and solve basic copyright problems.

What You Will Learn

  • Fundamental concepts of copyright law, including what is copyrightable and how it will be protected
  • Fair use and permissions
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act - does it hinder user-generated content?
  • Review of the latest copyright cases
  • Copyright litigation and defense strategies