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September 17, 2009

City Bar Program of Interest


Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036-6689
Committee on Communications and Media Law

How has copyright law's fair use doctrine evolved in an era when news aggregation, social networking, and other technologies combine and transform content from endless sources and media?

How transformative are on-line montages and mash-ups? Is the aggregation of headlines or content from news providers infringement or fair use? Does posting copyrighted content on a user's Facebook or MySpace page undermine the market for that content? When does a blogger's summary of an article appropriate enough content to constitute copyright infringement?

Please join us to hear this esteemed panel offer a broad range of perspectives on these and other issues from the bench, bar, media industry and legal academy.
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HON. LEWIS A. KAPLAN Judge Kaplan has served as a U.S. District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York since 1994. He is a widely respected jurist who has explored copyright issues in many significant decisions such as Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp., Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes and Thomson v. Larson.

LAURA MALONE Ms. Malone is the Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property Governance for The Associated Press. Ms. Malone has led efforts to create polices and procedures, and been involved in recent high-profile litigations, to protect the AP's intellectual property.

WILLIAM W. FISHER. Professor Fisher is the Hale and Dorr Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School and Director of The Berkman Center for Internet and Society. A renowned scholar of intellectual property law and legal history, Professor Fisher recently published Promises to Keep: Technology, Law and the Future of Entertainment (Stanford University Press 2004).

SUSAN KOHLMANN Ms. Kohlmann is a litigation partner at Jenner & Block. Among the numerous cases she has litigated is Viacom's current copyright lawsuit against Youtube and Google, and she has also litigated high-profile cases involving the Steinbeck and Warhol estates.

ANDREW DEUTSCH (Moderator) Mr. Deutsch is a partner in DLA Piper's New York office and a member of its Intellectual Property and Technology practice group. Among other matters, he was lead defense counsel in National Basketball Association et al. v. Motorola, Inc., which interpreted the scope of the "hot-news" misappropriation tort, and has represented options and stock exchanges in important intellectual property cases in that context.

September 29, 2009

Google Fairness Hearing Adjourned

Judge Chin has adjourned the fairness hearing scheduled for October 7th. The Judge agreed with many of the Copyright Office and Department of Justice's comments, in that there are many potential positive aspects to a settlement.

Judge Chin ordered the parties to the settlement to appear on October 7th for a status conference in order "to determine how to proceed with the case as expeditiously as possible".

The link to a PDF copy of Judge Chin's order is: here.">app.bronto.com/public/?q=ulink&fn=Link&ssid=896&id=j34eotazvv4nizkodyiqhotu4msq8&id2=4flt8qlr6hbvriss53izj4efwk4g7">here.

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