Fair Use and Copyright Clearance for Creative Clients: A Review of Recent Case Law and Practice Tips
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
Controversy over fair use perpetuates popular and legal circles alike with proponents on either end of the spectrum. Those in favor claim fair use is a "right" as if born right out of the U.S. Constitution and those opposed use more of a strict constructionist theory and rarely find enough support for a claim of fair use. Clients look to their counsel to explain what content they can and can't include in their artistic works and rely upon lawyers to draw lines when even the courts cannot agree. Limited case law creates significant uncertainty as to how to balance interests and advise clients raised in an art world ripe with notions of "appropriation art" and that a certain percentage of number of seconds of content inclusion is "okay." Limited client resources make fair use calls all the more challenging.
Our experienced panel will review the statutory context for fair use along with recent rulings to help practitioners evaluate delicate fair use matters and suggest best practices when counseling on when to cut content, seek licensing, obtain insurance, or boldly rely on fair use.
John-Paul Benitez, Associate, Bryan Cave LLP, Chicago, IL
Thomas R. Leavens, Partner, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler LLC, Chicago, IL
Marci A. Rolnik, Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Chicago, IL
Peter J. Strand (Moderator), Partner, Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler LLC, Chicago, IL
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