Music Copyright Infringement: Global Perspectives Virtual Conference graphic

 

With a focus on how courts adjudicate music copyright infringement disputes in Asia, Europe, and North America, our conference will address access and substantial similarity, fair use, performers’ rights, moral rights, expert testimony, the role of lay listeners, sound sampling, as demonstrated in dispositions of litigated and settled infringement disputes.

Building on work done by the Music Copyright Infringement Resource, this conference brings together academics, practitioners, musicologists, and theorists. This cross-pollination of ideas relating to national copyright regimes and musical expertise promises to spark new insights into adjudicating music infringement disputes, as well as those involving other genres of expression, in the U.S. and overseas. 

Co-organized with University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Friday, March 18, 2022

8:30 am - 1:45 pm ET
(7:30 am - 12:45 pm CT)


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There is no cost for this event; however, registration is required

CLE Credit: 4.5 Hours General Credit (pending)

 


 

Conference Schedule

 

 

8:15 am ET

 

 

Virtual Room Opens

 

 


 

8:30 am ET

 

 

Welcome

Robert Brauneis
Michael J. McKeon Professor of IP Law; Co-Director of the IP Law Program; Co-Director, Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies, 
The George Washington University Law School

Charles Cronin
Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University Law School; Adjunct Professor, Claremont Graduate University of the Claremont Colleges

Daryl Lim
Professor of Law & Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

 


 

8:45 - 10:15 am ET

Moderator: Charles Cronin
Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University Law School; Adjunct Professor,
Claremont Graduate University of the Claremont Colleges

 

Session 1: Music Copyright Infringement in Asia

Topics include trials without juries; trial by algorithm; tests for infringement; Indian music markets beyond Bollywood; criminal liability and damage awards in China; the impact of changing societal and political norms on copyright protection of music and sound recordings; is copyright law out of touch with Asian music genres and attributes?   

Panelists:
Subhash Bhutoria
Partner-designate 
L&L Partners

Troy Chen (Invited)
Senior Lecturer
London College of Communication

Chien-Chih (Jesse) Lu 
Assistant Professor of Media, Entertainment and IP Law
National Chengchi University

Patrick Savage
Associate Professor
Keio University

Dong (Lily) Xue
Senior Associate
GEN Law Firm 

 


 

10:15 - 10:30 am ET

 

 

Virtual Reception

 

 


 

10:30 am - 12 pm ET

Moderator: Robert Brauneis
Michael J. McKeon Professor of IP Law; Co-Director of the IP Law Program; Co-Director of the Dean Dinwoodey Center for Intellectual Property Studies, The George Washington University Law School

 

Session 2: Music Copyright Infringement in Europe

Topics include the ECJ's Metall auf Metall decision; droit moral; German treatment of copyright cases; judge v. jury trials; use of experts; use of software: comparisons and cognitive weighting; editorial rights for classical music; using songs in political campaigns; music databases.

Panelists:
Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Consulting Professor, Music and Symbolic Systems
Stanford University

Jonathan Huber   
Content Manager
GEMA Direktion Kommunikation

Gauthier Lunardi 
Stagiaire
Cabinet Découvertes et Droit

Daniel Müllensiefen 
Professor in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London; Research Fellow, Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media

Martin Schaefer 
Partner
Boehmert & Boehmert

Leonie Schwannecke
Studentische Hilfskraft
Bucerius Law School

 


 

12 - 12:15 pm ET

 

 

Virtual Reception

 

 


 

12:15 - 1:45 pm ET

Moderator: Daryl Lim
Professor of Law & Director, Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

 

Session 3: Music Copyright Infringement in the United States

Topics include the art and science of judging music copyright infringement; reflections on Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin and Seltzer v. Green Day; is there a patent “inventiveness” standard in music copyright law?;  what can the Copyright Claims Board do for music copyright?; Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Trial: Does it make copyright look absurd?; emerging issues in US music copyright law.

Panelists:
Peter J. Anderson
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Hon. Denny Chin
Senior Circuit Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Robert W. Clarida
Partner
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLP

Kristelia García
Associate Professor
University of Colorado Law School

Joseph Fishman
Professor of Law
Vanderbilt Law School

Rob Kasunic
Associate Register of Copyrights; Director, Registration Policy and Practice
U.S. Copyright Office

 


 

1:45 pm ET

 

 

Closing Remarks & Virtual Reception

 

 


 

 

 

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Additional Information

Please contact Robert Brauneis at [email protected] with
event-related questions.