Endorsed by the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
“What Goes On”
What do Chuck Berry, Vanilla Ice, George Harrison, and 2 Live Crew have in common? All have been parties to high-profile copyright law cases in the music industry. If you represent musicians – or would like to in the future – a clear, comprehensive understanding of music law is a must.
The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with The Beatles features veteran copyright attorney and music law lover Jim Jesse. Using The Beatles as a case study, Jim will provide an overview of core concepts in music copyright law, explain the legal framework surrounding successful artists, and discuss common ethical challenges. Plus, you’ll get to listen to the music of the Fab Four throughout this rockin’ CLE session!
“Get Back” to basics
Review copyright law fundamentals like:
- What is a copyright?
- How do you establish and register a copyright?
- What are the exclusive legal rights included in a copyright?
Plus, learn the general rules and statutes governing copyright litigation, including:
- Proving a copyright infringement case
- Defenses such as fair use
- Damages in a copyright action
- Determining rights when joint authors and hired songwriters are involved
From “Yesterday” to “Tomorrow Never Knows”
Explore how the law has evolved to keep up with the constantly changing music industry. Take a closer look at famous copyright cases from the past as well as those still making headlines today. You’ll delve into emerging issues that will impact the future of music and copyright law like streaming and user-generated content.
You’ll find all the copyright law “Help!” you need at The Essentials of Music Copyright Law with The Beatles Featuring Jim Jesse.