Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Year in Copyright: 2018

Speaker: Jack Lerner

Jack Lerner

Join UC Irvine law professor and two-time LACS Trustee Jack Lerner for a tour through significant developments in copyright law during 2018. From the controversial decision in Gaye v. Williams, to the passage of the Music Modernization Act, to numerous lower court decisions on fair use, 2018 changed the copyright landscape, leaving us much to discuss. In this wide-ranging talk, Professor Lerner will review these important developments and many more with an eye to their long- and short-term ramifications
Professor Lerner is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Director of the UCI Intellectual Property, Arts, and Technology Clinic. Professor Lerner works to find solutions to problems at the intersection of law and technology, particularly how technology law and policy affect creative expression and innovation. He has written and spoken widely on copyright, privacy and other areas of technology law. In 2016, Professor Lerner was named “California Lawyer Attorney of the Year” for his work obtaining exemptions to copyright law in ways that affect filmmakers and authors nationwide.
Before joining UC Irvine School of Law in 2014, Professor Lerner was Clinical Professor of Law at the USC Gould School of Law and Director of the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, and he was a Clinic Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
Since 2008, Professor Lerner has been Executive Editor of the award-winning treatise Internet Law and Practice in California (CEB). Among Professor Lerner’s recent publications are “Secondary Copyright Infringement and User-Generated Content” in The Oxford Handbook of Intermediary Liability Online (G. Frosio, Ed.) (Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2019), “Law Enforcement Investigations Involving Journalists,” in National Security Leaks, Whistleblowers, and the Media(Rosenzweig, McNulty & Shearer, Eds.) (ABA 2014) (with Bar-Nissim) and “The Duty of Confidentiality in the Surveillance Age,” 17 J. Internet L. 1 (2014) (with Frank, Lee, Wade). See more of Professor Lerner’s publications at his UC Irvine profile.
He practiced IP law with the Palo Alto, Calif., firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Maggiano’s Little Italy
189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, California 90036
Check-in: 6:30 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM
Program: 8:00 PM
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).
You may cancel your registration at any time. However, refunds will not be issued for cancellations requested after the registration deadline. Alternatively, you may designate someone else to attend in your place.
This event qualifies for one hour of California MCLE credit. CLE forms, including the evaluation form, can be found here.
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Deadline: Friday, January 4 @ 12:00 PM (Noon)
or when capacity is reached.
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James Gladstone
Lionsgate Entertainment

Aaron Moss
Greenberg Glusker

Vice President
Catherine Bridge
The Walt Disney Company

Joel Tantalo
Tantalo & Adler LLP

Ben Sheffner
Motion Picture Association of America

Kelly Klaus
Munger Tolles & Olson

Andrew J. Thomas
Jenner & Block

Carole Handler
Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard

Barbara Quinn

Ian Slotkin

Vivian Lee
21st Century Fox

John Ulin
Arnold & Porter

Laura Brill
Kendall Brill & Kelly

Jay Spillane
Spillane Law Group

Immediate Past President:
Cathy Paul
Sony Pictures Entertainment