The Christopher A. Meyer Memorial Copyright Lecture

Wed, 16 November, 2022 6:00pm

Please join The George Washington University Law School, in partnership with the Copyright Society and the Law Office of Michael R. Klipper, for the 2022 Christopher A. Meyer Memorial Lecture, in cooperation with the U.S. Copyright Office. A reception will follow the presentation. 

Featured speaker Sandra Aistars, Clinical Professor at George Mason University, will be speaking on 

"The Lost Art of Substantial Similarity: Commentary on Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Lynn Goldsmith et al"

Featured Speaker

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Sandra Aistars, George Mason University

Sandra Aistars is Clinical Professor at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School and the Founding Director of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic there.  She is also Senior Fellow for Copyright Research and Policy and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy. Professor Aistars has over 20 years of advocacy experience on behalf of copyright and other intellectual property owners. She has served on trade missions and been an industry advisor to the Department of Commerce on intellectual property implications for international trade negotiations; worked on legislative and regulatory matters worldwide; frequently testified before Congress and federal agencies regarding intellectual property matters; and chaired cross-industry coalitions and technology standards efforts.  Professor Aistars previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Copyright Alliance, and currently serves on its Academic Advisory Board. She also serves on the boards of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA) and the Howard Intellectual Property Program (HIPP), and she has previously served as trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA). Professor Aistars has also previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Time Warner Inc. She began her legal career in private practice at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.

About The Christopher A. Meyer Memorial Lecture

Christopher A. Meyer passionately believed in the rights of authors to both control the commercial exploitation of their expression and to draw from the expressions of others when creating new works.  After Mr. Meyer’s death in 1999, the law firm of Meyer, Klipper & Mohr, PLLC established a lecture series for prominent practitioners and academics to set forth their views on current trends in copyright law and related issues. The Law Office of Michael R. Klipper, The Copyright Society of the USA and its Washington DC Chapter and The George Washington University Law School are proud to sponsor this series in cooperation with the U.S. Copyright Office.  Prior Meyer Lecturers include Robert Gorman, Jon Baumgarten, Henry Horbaczewski, Shira Perlmutter, Fred Koenigsberg, Art Levine, Eric Smith, Paul Bender, Hon. Pierre Leval, Marybeth Peters, Maria A. Pallante, Robert Brauneis, Jane C. Ginsburg, and Scott Turow.


GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, GW Law was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.

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