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Copyright Law

Copyright in the 21st Century: Copyright Basics for New Practitioners & Experienced Lawyers (3.10.11)

This program will cover the basics of copyright law with a special eye toward the development of copyright in the age of the Internet and the way that the fundamental concepts are evolving to meet new technologies and new economics. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and durations of copyright protection; different kinds of copyrighted works; ownership and transfer; and the litigation process, including the standard for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and the various defenses, including fair use and parody; the statutory protections given to websites under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and the special issues caused by user generated content and other new forms of publishing, such as the shifts in the public perception of copyright in the digital age. Whether you are a newly admitted lawyer or an experienced practitioner facing new kinds of problems, this program is designed to give you a head start in understanding copyright law. Read More