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Copyright Part I: Basics


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: December 06, 2018
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Agenda


  • Understanding what the different intellectual property rights are and how they differ (10 mins)
  • Examining the basic copyright law: what is eligible for protection? (20 mins)
  • Understanding the distinct rights that copyright gives to copyright holders (15 mins)
  • Practice notes for demystifying copyright myths as well as understanding the basics of copyright infringement and copyright licensing (15 mins)
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: December 6, 2018

Description

Computers and the internet now pervades all industries, so lawyers in more practice areas than ever need to understand intellectual property. Issues dealing with copyrights attached to text, video, code, apps, and other media abound, but copyright practice is complex and remains misunderstood. Solo and in-house practitioners may get questions that are difficult to answer.

This course will walk through the basics of IP laying the foundation for what copyright is and isn't. It will describe how one secures copyright protection and afterwards what rights that protection conveys to the owner. It ends with a brief survey of practical copyright concepts regarding licensing (getting "permission" to use third-party works) and infringement.

This program was recorded on December 6th, 2018.

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New Media Rights

Panelists

Art Neil

Founder/Executive Director
New Media Rights

Art is the founder and Executive Director of New Media Rights, and specializes in internet, intellectual property, privacy, and media law. As an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law, Art teaches Internet & Social Media Law as well as the Internet & Media Law Clinic. He writes about legal issues for creators and small businesses as a Contributor for Forbes.

Art is the author of the book Don’t Panic: A Legal Guide (in plain English) for Small Businesses and Creative Professionals which is used by universities across the country to teach legal concepts to students. He is also is the creator of the Fair Use App, which is licensed by the University of California to teach concepts surrounding fair use and content reuse to staff and faculty.

In 2011, 2013, and 2015 Art was appointed as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee, where he served as Co-chair of the Broadband Working Group. He has published numerous articles on copyright and net neutrality including in the Journal for Internet Law, the Tulane Intellectual Property Law and Technology Journal, and CEB Business Law Quarterly (a publication of the State Bar of California and the University of California), among others. He speaks regularly on his areas of expertise, and has been a speaker at the Copyright Society of the USA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the California State Bar Intellectual Property conference.

Art received his J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law in 2006, and his B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 2001.

Shaun Spalding

Assistant Director
New Media Rights

Shaun Spalding is Assistant Director of New Media Rights and an IP attorney specializing in digital entertainment transactions and licensing. New Media Rights is a non-profit that represents creators and startups working on educational or innovative projects who may not otherwise be able to afford legal services.

In private practice, Shaun represented a handful of the top-40 most watched and subscribed to Youtube channels in the world.

Shaun is an adjunct professor at California Western School of Law teaching an Internet and Media Law clinical course. Outside of academia, over 10,000 working creators have enrolled in his online courses aimed at teaching legal basics to creatives.

Before practicing law, Shaun worked as a commercial filmmaker producing and directing brand integrations for companies like SWISS Airlines, Sharp Televisions, the Motion Picture Association of America, and Henkel.


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