NYC Bar Association Looks At Current Copyright Law

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 01:00

On Thursday, March 10, the Association of the Bar of New York City is offering Copyright in the 21st Century: Copyright Basics for New Practitioners & Experienced Lawyers. The session will be held at the Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street in New York City. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m.

The seminar will cover the basics of copyright law with an eye toward the development of copyright in the age of the Internet and the way that the fundamental concepts are evolving to meet the new technologies and new economics. Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and durations of copyright protection; different kinds of copyrighted works; ownership and transfer; and the litigation process, including the standard for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and the various defenses, including fair use and parody; the statutory protections given to websites under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act; and the special issues caused by user-generated content and other new forms of publishing, such as the shifts in the public perception of copyright in the digital age.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

To register for the seminar, visit