Copyright & Literary Property Committee

The Copyright & Literary Property Committee addresses a wide variety of issues of concern to the copyright bar and to industries that are focused on content creation, distribution and publication, including book and magazine publishing, media, entertainment, music, art, film, and online content delivery technologies and business models. We follow and report on noteworthy decisions, new and proposed legislation, and cutting edge developments, such as in the areas of digital publishing rights, online digital media storage and access, DMCA enforcement, first sale doctrine, apparel design protection, evolving fair use standards, copyright restoration and recapture, online piracy, and anti-counterfeiting enforcement and remedies. The Committee also sponsors, sometimes with other Committees within the IP committee cluster, both CLE and non-CLE programs. 

Committee members regularly volunteer to give insightful reports at each meeting on new cases, proposed legislation and news items of interest. If you have a strong interest in copyright and are willing to attend monthly meetings and participate actively, you are encouraged to submit your application to the City Bar before June 1. Members serve for staggered three-year terms by class, with one third (approximately 13 members) rotating as of each September 1.