Copyright Recapture 2012: Strategies for Owners and Transferees Facing the New Termination Threat
Navigating Complex Statutory Provisions, Lessons Learned From Initial Lawsuits
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel for copyright owners and copyright transferees on the steps to recapture rights when a rights termination window opens under the 1976 Copyright Act. The panel will offer best practices for copyright owners and the transferees of those rights.
- Statutory provisions for termination
- Section 304
- Section 203
- Differences between the two sections
- What works are subject to termination
- Sound recordings as a special category
- Why 1971 is important
- Why 2012 is important
- Nuts and bolts – how to deal with this at practical level
- Process of termination
- Alternatives to termination
- Leveraging agreements
- Litigation trends
- Marvel cases
- Scorpio Music v. Willis (the Village People)
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- Which parties can exercise the termination rights and what are the key factors in the timing of such termination?
- What are the steps for copyright transferees to protect their rights in the work?
- What can be learned from high profile cases, such as those dealing with the Winnie-the-Pooh and Lassie copyrights?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
David A. Donahue
Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
He litigates all manner of copyright, trademark, unfair competition, right of publicity and related commercial matters.... | Read More
He litigates all manner of copyright, trademark, unfair competition, right of publicity and related commercial matters. He also negotiates and drafts commercial agreements relating to intellectual property matters, including intellectual property licenses, services agreements, and coexistence agreements.Close
Neil J. Rosini
Franklin Weinrib Rudell & Vassallo
Mr. Rosini focuses on content clearance for broadcast, publication and online distribution; opinion work and... | Read More
Mr. Rosini focuses on content clearance for broadcast, publication and online distribution; opinion work and counseling respecting copyright, rights of publicity and defamation matters; content and software licenses relating to website and mobile platform uses; online privacy issues; literary publishing; performing arts; trademark licensing, celebrity endorsements and branding.Close
David M. Young
He primarily focuses on intellectual property counseling, litigation and appellate practice, including patent... | Read More
He primarily focuses on intellectual property counseling, litigation and appellate practice, including patent litigation, and copyright, advertising, trademark, trade dress and counterfeiting counseling and litigation. He counsels authors, publishers, and performing artists concerning copyright, contract and entertainment law issues.Close