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2017

2017 ANNUAL MEMBERS-ONLY MEETING
Monday, June 12, 2017
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The Republication Quandary: Lessons Learned from the Rolling Stone Trial
Monday, May 8, 2017
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What Cheap Speech Has Done: The Transformation of Libel and Privacy Law
Monday, April 17, 2017
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Boldly Going Where No Copyright Lawsuit Has Gone Before: Fan Films & the Battle for Axanar
Monday, March 13, 2017
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(Not) Tired of Being Alone: The State of the Law on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
Monday, February 13, 2017
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How President-elect Donald Trump’s Bullying Ways Might Impact Journalism and the Media Industry
Monday, January 9th, 2017
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2016

A Review of Recent and Pending Supreme Court Cases Focusing on Copyright and Intellectual Property
Monday, December 12th, 2016
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The gulf between the United States and European IP system.
Monday, November 7th, 2016
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The Stairway to Heaven Trial: How Did Led Zeppelin Win by Convincing a Jury Stairway Was Not Substantially Similar?
Monday, October 10th, 2016
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• Order Amending Ruling on Defendants’ Motion in Limine

• Order Denying in Part and Granting in Part Motion for Summary Judgment

Summary Judgment Memorandum


THE NATION’S MOST PROLIFIC COPYRIGHT PLAINTIFF
Monday, September 19, 2016
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Reading Materials:
“The Biggest Filer of Copyright Lawsuits? This Erotica Web Site.” The New Yorker, May 14, 2014
“Porn Infringement Battles Keep the Action Going for Both Sides,” BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, June 10, 2016
“Copyright Trolling, An Empirical Study,” Matthew Sag, 111 Iowa L. Rev. 1105 (2015)
Complaint in Malibu Media, LLC v. John Doe subscriber assigned IP address 72.225.210.161, No. 1:16-cv-05861-GHW (S.D.N.Y, filed July 21, 2016)
Memorandum and Order in Malibu Media, LLC v. Doe, No. 15-CV-3504 (JFB)(SIL) (E.D.N.Y Aug. 23, 2016)


THE HURT LOCKER BOMBSHELL: THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY AFTER SARVER V. CHARTIER
Monday, June 13th, 2016
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STREAMING CONSCIOUSNESS: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW WORLD OF DIGITAL MUSIC LICENSING
Monday, May 9th, 2016
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COPYRIGHT, COMPETITION AND THE CONTINENT: THE FUTURE OF TERRITORIAL RIGHTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
Monday, April 11th, 2016
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REGISTERING OFFENSE: DISPARAGING TRADEMARKS, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, AND “IN RE SIMON SHIAO TAM”
Monday, March 14th, 2016
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POW! BOFF! THWACK! WHAT DC COMICS v. TOWLE MEANS FOR COPYRIGHT CHARACTER PROTECTION
Monday, February 8th, 2016
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ALL THE OTHER KIDS ARE DOING IT: COPYRIGHT ISSUES IN SOCIAL MEDIA
Monday, January 11th, 2016
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2015

THE COPYRIGHT YEAR IN REVIEW: NOT JUST CASES
Monday, December 12th, 2015
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SET FREE: IS A PARTY IN ORDER?
Monday, November 9th, 2015
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THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY: WHEN BANKRUPTCY AND COPYRIGHTS COLLIDE
Monday, October 12th, 2015
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THE “BLURRED LINES” TRIAL: WHAT JUST HAPPENED, AND CAN IT BE FIXED?
Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Getting Sirius About Public Performance Rights: the Epic Battle Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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The “Glee Club” Litigation
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
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How’s Fair Use “Trending” Online, and Other Copyright “Buzz” in the Interactive Internet
Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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College Football Players Tackle the Right of Publicity: O’Bannon v. NCAA and Beyond
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Copyright Law and the First Amendment
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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2014

Annual Year in Review – “Not Just Cases”
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
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Getting Creative About Protecting Content: The Future of Anti-Piracy
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Congress Considers Copyright: Thoughts and Observations About Current Copyright Law and the House Review
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Controversy Over “The Innocence of Muslims”: Breaking Down Garcia v. Google, This Year’s Most Controversial Copyright Case and Its Wide-Ranging Implications
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Copyright in the Nation’s Capital
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Raging Bull: As Time Goes By
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Going Foreign: Copyright and the Growth of Overseas Business for U.S. Entertainment Companies
April 9th, 2014
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Recent Developments in Fashion Law
March 12th, 2014
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LOW TECH, HI TECH TO NO TECH: SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE YEAR IN COPYRIGHT LAW
February 12th, 2014
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CAMBRIDGE v. BECKER (The Georgia State University Case): The Most Important Educational Copyright Case In A Generation
January 7th, 2014
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2013

IT’S A BIRD, IT’S A PLANE, IT’S . . . AN END TO THE SUPERMAN LITIGATION?
December 11th, 2013
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Streaming via the Public “Aereo”-Waves: A New Technology Goes Old School
November 13th, 2013
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What Will the Next Copyright Act Look Like?
October 9th, 2013
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Rights of Publicity v. The First Amendment: From Human Cannonballs to Video Games
September 11th, 2013
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Copyright at a Crossroads: The View from Washington
June 4th, 2013
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AN HISTORIC STRUGGLE OVER RIGHTS TO HISTORICAL CHARACTERS How One Sherlockian Is Taking on the Conan Doyle Estate
May 8th, 2013
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Termination Salvation: Do Artists Who Use Loan-Out Corporation Say Hasta La Vista to Their Termination Rights?
April 10th, 2013
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A Night at the Museum: IP Battles in the World of Fine Art
March 13th, 2013
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It’s Crazy in Canada: A Copyright Blizzard
February 13th, 2013
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Copyright Year in Review: Looking Back at 2012 and What to Look For in 2013
January 9th, 2013
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2012

2011 Year in Review: Recent Developments in Copyright and Media Law
December 14th, 2012
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Battlefield Conditions?: A State-of-the-Nation Report on the Right of Publicity
December 10th, 2012
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The Knockoff Economy
November 12th, 2012
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Last Samurai Standing: The Trial of Benay v Warner Bros.
October 10th, 2012
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Fashion Weak? Copyright and the Fall Line
September 12th, 2012
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The View Of Circle C From DC
June 13th, 2012
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The New Consensus on Digital Theft and Counterfeiting
May 9th, 2012
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Finding Common Ground in European Copyright Law
April 11th, 2012
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Hope and Obey: A Copyright Fairey Tale
March 14th, 2012
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From Seven Dirty Words to Fleeting Expletives and Wardrobe Malfunctions – Where Are We Now
February 8th, 2012
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An Empirical Study of Fair Use Cases, 1978-2011 – And What It Means for Copyright Practitioners
January 11th, 2012
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2011

This is Not My Beautiful House! How Can We Have An Information Economy If All Content is Free?
November 9th, 2011
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We’ll Just Have to 504 (c) About That: The LimeWire Case and Statutory Damages Issues in Mass Infringement Cases
October 12th, 2011
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Kung-Fu Panda Fighting the Kung-Fu Panda Case Terence Dunn v. Dreamworks Animation
September 14th, 2011
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A Copyright System For The 21st Century One That Would Work
June 8th, 2011
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The Story of the Moral: The Case For Bringing International Moral Rights To The U.S.
May 11th, 2011
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A Catcher in the Wry: Parody, Fair Use, and Injunctions in the World of Literature
February 9th, 2011
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First Sale Fail: Supreme Court Deadlocks in Costco v. Omega – Now What?
January 12th, 2011
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2010

Current Developments In Copyright
December 8th, 2010
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Entertainment: New Risks at the Intersection of Copyright and Profit Participation
November 10th, 2010
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Are You Oaky in the UK?
May 12th, 2010
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2008

Injunctive Relief In Copyright Infringement Cases: Not So Fast
January 9th, 2008
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Other

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2016-2017 OFFICERS & TRUSTEES

Officers: 
President
GARY BOSTWICK
Bostwick Law

President-Elect
CATHY PAUL
NBCUniversal

Vice President
JAMES GLADSTONE
Lionsgate

Secretary
AARON MOSS
Greenberg Glusker

Treasurer
CATHERINE BRIDGE
Walt Disney Company

Trustees:
VALERIE BARREIRO
USC Gould School of Law

JANENE BASSETT
Fox Group Legal

LAURA DAWSON
MGM

MICHAEL GARFINKEL
Perkins Coie

SUSAN SEAGER
University of Southern California, Adjunct Faculty

BEN SHEFFNER
Motion Picture Association of America

JOEL TANTALO
Tantalo & Adler LLP

JOEL WEINER
Katten Muchin

JASON ZELIN
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Immediate Past President:
JAMES LICHTMAN
NBCUniversal