Monday, June 11, 2018
The First Annual Jamie Lichtman Members’ Soirée

at the home of Gail Title
236 Loring Avenue, Los Angeles 90024

“ASCAP, Jack Valenti, Colorization, and Google: Highlights and Lowlights of a 35-Year Career in Copyright Law”

Bill Patry
in Conversation with Jim Gladstone

 
Bill Patry


 

Please join us for an informal conversation with Bill Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel at Google, author of the treatise “Patry on Copyright” (among other books), and former Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights and copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on the Judiciary. Bill will talk about how he came to copyright law (after obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in music composition), the invaluable assistance he received from the past greats of the copyright bar, including Herman Finkelstein (then General Counsel of ASCAP), Alan Latman, Mel Nimmer, and Barbara Ringer, and how Jack Valenti was the inspiration for his book “Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars.”

 

A Northern Californian from Tiburon, Bill began his career as a copyright lawyer in Washington DC with the firm of Paskus, Gordon & Hyman, working for Jon Baumgarten, a former General Counsel of the Copyright Office. The firm represented the MPAA, the Association of American Publishers, the National Music Publishers, and other trade associations representing the content industry. With the closing of Paskus’ DC office, Bill became a Policy Planning Advisor to the Register of Copyrights, where he worked on U.S. joining the Berne Convention, NAFTA, and cases before the Supreme Court such as Feist and Stewart v. Abend. After his work with the Copyright Office, Bill became copyright counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary. After the huge 1994 shake-up in the House, Bill moved to Manhattan, where he was a full-time law professor at the Cardozo School of Law from 1995-2000, and then in private practice. He joined Google in October 2006.

 

Bill is the author of many books, including the seven-volume “Patry on Copyright,” “Patry on Fair Use” (in print since 1985), “Latman’s The Copyright Law,” numerous law review articles, and two general audience books, “How to Fix Copyright” (Oxford University Press 2011), and “Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars” (Oxford University Press 2009), both of which he regrets writing. His works have been cited in 11 different Supreme Court cases and approximately 400 lower court opinions, but he would rather be riding a bike up Mt. Tam than reading copyright cases.

 
MEETING DATE:
Monday, June 11, 2018
 
MEETING LOCATION:
Home of Gail Title
236 Loring Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
 
AGENDA:
Check-in and cocktail half-hour (wine, beer and appetizers): 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
 
PRICING:
$85.00
 
MCLE CREDIT:
No MCLE credit will be available for this event.
 
NOTE TO MEMBERS:
The event may sell out before the deadline, below. Please do not delay. If it does sell out, contact k.knightenhughes@ymail.com to be added to a waiting list.
 
NOTE TO ASSOCIATES:
If you are interested in attending, please email k.knightenhughes@ymail.com We will notify you and will be happy to have you attend if the event does not sell out.
 
 

{ REGISTER TO ATTEND }

Deadline: Thursday, June 7 @ Noon (12 pm)
or When Capacity is Reached
No refunds available after the deadline.


 

2018-2019 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
James Gladstone
Lionsgate Entertainment

President-Elect
Aaron Moss
Greenberg Glusker

Vice President
Catherine Bridge
The Walt Disney Company

Secretary
Joel Tantalo
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Treasurer
Ben Sheffner
Motion Picture Association of America

Trustees:
Kelly Klaus
Munger Tolles & Olson

Andrew J. Thomas
Jenner & Block

Carole Handler
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

Barbara Quinn
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ian Slotkin
NBCUniversal

Vivian Lee
21st Century Fox

John Ulin
NBCUniversal

ANDREW J. THOMAS
Arnold & Porter

Laura Brill
Kendall Brill & Kelly

Jay Spillane
Spillane Law Group

Immediate Past President:
Cathy Paul
Sony Pictures Entertainment