Copyright Basics

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

PROGRAM CHAIR Jessica R. Friedman
Attorney at Law


  • This program will cover the basics of copyright law and how to identify and address copyright issues. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of copyrights; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use. Whether you are a newly admitted lawyer or an experienced practitioner with little copyright experience, this program is designed to give you a head start in understanding copyright law.

      Live Program: Free to Members, $229 Nonmember

      Discounts will be granted to attorneys working for government agencies, public interest groups, full-time students and full-time academics.

    • Cynthia S. Arato, Shapiro Arato LLP

      Alan R. Friedman, Fox Rothschild LLP

      Dan Nelson, Nelson & McCulloch LLP

      • 6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.             Introduction

        6:05 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.             Nature and Scope of Copyright

        Dan Nelson

        6:40 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.             Copyright Ownership

        Cynthia Arato

        7:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.             Break

        7:30 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.             Transfers and Termination

        Jessica R. Friedman

        8:10 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.             Introduction to Copyright Litigation

        Alan Friedman

        8:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.             Questions

      • New York Credit: 3.0 professional practice
        This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit for all attorneys.

        California Credit: 3.0 general
        New Jersey Credit:
        3.3 general
        Pennsylvania Credit: 
        2.5 general

      • Save $$ on DVDs & CDs
        $229 Members/$329 Nonmember

        $179 Members/$249 Nonmember

        *Materials Only (no CLE credit): $99 Member/$129 Nonmember

        * New York residents will be charged the New York sales tax for all audio visual purchases.

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      • Sponsoring Association Committee: Copyright & Literary Property, Andrea Calvaruso, Chair

        Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact: 
        Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | or
        Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 |