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Protecting Copyrights on the Internet: Latest Approaches and Developments

Navigating Fair Use, Infringement Claims, DMCA Safe Harbor and Secondary Liability Issues

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, June 13, 2023

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This CLE course will prepare copyright counsel to police and protect against copyright infringement on the internet. The panel will outline the tools available to monitor IP rights and examine fair use defenses and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbor.


The internet is a continually evolving testing ground for new methods of copyright protection and novel theories of infringement. Examples include:

  • Unprecedented theories of secondary liability that seek to hold banks, credit card companies, advertisers, and search engines liable for copyright infringement--even when the underlying infringement is due to user-generated or unrelated third-party content
  • Battles over the meaning of "display" under 17 USC Sec. 106 in the internet context
  • Fair use as a doctrine, an affirmative defense, or a substantive limit on the scope of a copyright holder's right to exclude
  • Technological solutions to copyright infringement and digital rights management.

Listen as our panel of IP attorneys guides you through the latest developments in policing and preventing copyright infringement on the internet. The panel will examine recent court rulings, the tools available to monitor copyrights, fair use defenses, the DMCA safe harbor, and the scope and limitations of copyright protection on the internet.



  1. Direct infringement battles: Section 106 rights, voluntariness, and first sale
  2. Contributory copyright liability
  3. DMCA safe harbors
  4. Fair use
  5. Enforcement


The panel will review these and other high profile questions:

  • What can copyright owners do to prevent infringement of their IP rights on the internet?
  • What new tools are available for copyright owners to protect their rights?
  • What are the best practices for copyright owners facing defenses based on the DMCA or Communications Decency Act safe harbors?


Chang, Lori
Lori Chang

Greenberg Traurig

Ms. Chang is an intellectual property and Internet litigator, and represents clients in matters involving copyright,...  |  Read More

Doniger, Stephen
Stephen M. Doniger, Esq.

Doniger / Burroughs

Mr. Doniger focuses on business disputes in general and intellectual property in particular, representing...  |  Read More

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