Monday, February 12, 2018

COPYRIGHT & MEDIA DEVELOPMENTS 2017: THE BIG PICTURE

Speaker: Jay Dougherty, Professor of Law and Director, Entertainment & Media Law Institute, Loyola Law School

 
Jay Dougherty


 

Join Loyola Law School Professor and former Society President Jay Dougherty for a tour through important decisions in copyright and media law in the last year. From cross-border authorship and transmission cases to fair use, idea protection, trademark and docudrama issues, 2017 has left us with much to discuss and some cases to watch in 2018 as well.

 

Jay is currently a Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches Copyright Law, Entertainment Law and related courses and is Director of its Entertainment & Media Law Institute and Concentration Program. He also is Senior Counsel to Hogan Lovells US LLC. Prof. Dougherty has worked in the Entertainment Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York, the Motion Picture/Television/Music Departments of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles, the legal departments at United Artists Pictures and MGM Pictures and the business affairs department of Morgan Creek Productions. Professor Dougherty moved to the legal department of Twentieth Century Fox, where he became Senior Vice-President, Motion Picture Production and Worldwide Acquisition Legal Affairs. Prior to Loyola, he was Assistant General Counsel for Turner Broadcasting System, responsible for Turner Pictures. Professor Dougherty joined full-time academia at Loyola in 1997, receiving tenure in 2003. He is a professional rock guitarist.

 

Prof. Dougherty received his B.A. from Yale (magna cum laude), and his J.D. with honors from Columbia University School of Law. He was President of the Los Angeles Copyright Society in 1996-97 and was Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Country Bar Association’s Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section in 2012-13, and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the L.A. Branch of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. His articles on authorship of motion pictures and the conflict between freedom of speech and the right of publicity have been published in major law reviews. He became Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. in 2008, and is currently the Editor-in-Chief. He has received awards from the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel. His recent writings include “The Misapplication of ‘Mastermind’: A Mutant Species of Work for Hire and the Mystery of Disappearing Copyrights” and “Now You Own It, Now You Don’t—Or Do You?: Copyright and Related Rights in Magic Productions and Performances.”

 
MEETING DATE:
Monday, February 12, 2018
 
MEETING LOCATION:
DOMA Beverly Hills
362 North Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
 
AGENDA:
Check-In: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
 
PRICING:
The price for the dinner will be $85.00 for members and “associates,” $110.00 for guests of members, and $95.00 at the door for members and associates who miss the noon deadline (if there is room).
 
MCLE CREDIT:
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2017-2018 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
CATHY PAUL

President-Elect
JAMES GLADSTONE
Lionsgate

Vice President
AARON MOSS
Greenberg Glusker

Secretary
CATHERINE BRIDGE
The Walt Disney Company

Treasurer
JOEL TANTALO
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Trustees:
VALERIE BARREIRO
USC Gould School of Law

JANENE BASSETT
21st Century Fox

CAROLE HANDLER
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

KELLY M. KLAUS
Munger Tolles & Olson

BARBARA QUINN
Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEN SHEFFNER
Motion Picture Association of America

IAN SLOTIN
NBCUniversal

ANDREW J. THOMAS
Jenner & Block

JASON ZELIN
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Immediate Past President:
GARY BOSTWICK
Bostwick Law