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Practising Law Institute - Understanding Copyright Law

From the Practicing Law Institute website:

Why You Should Attend:
Copyright law protects original works and is the basis for literature, music, drama, visual arts, sound recordings, computer programs and more. It continues to grow in importance both domestically and internationally, and poses legal questions involving ownership, litigation and licensing strategies, and more. This program focuses on the handling of commonly encountered procedures and problems as well as new copyright issues that are developing. Learn how to protect your clients' copyright interests, as a faculty of experts in copyright law provide practical guidance on how to identify, handle and solve basic copyright problems.

What you will learn:
-An overview of the basic principles of copyright law
-An understanding of the role of the Copyright Office
-How copyrights are enforced in litigation
-Notable new cases in copyright
-Copyright implications of MySpace, YouTube and user generated content
-How the law is practically applied in licensing
-Ethics and the copyright lawyer

Who Should Attend:
This seminar is designed as an introduction for attorneys with limited experience in copyright law, and as a review and update for those who need to reacquaint themselves with intellectual property practice and procedure.

Special Features:
Live Webcast - Simultaneous live webcast of the New York session is available for individual viewing. Webcast participants will receive streaming audio and/or video of the program, view and print the Course Handbook, and have the ability to submit questions electronically.

Agenda Highlight

At 10:30am, Loeb & Loeb's Barry Slotnick will speak about the basics of copyright litigation, including defenses such as parody and fair use; examination of litigation strategies, both proactive and reactive.

Registration for the program is required.  For more information, click here or visit Practising Law Institute's website at www.pli.edu.