Copyright Law Fundamentals

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Rebroadcast - October 31st, 2018

  • 12:00-2:15pm PST / 1:00-3:15pm MST / 2:00-4:15pm CST / 3:00-5:15pm EST

This program was recorded on December 13th, 2017

This CLE will cover some of the fundaments of copyright law. The presenter, a former law professor, has extensive experience in teaching this subject and has practical experience as well. In the late 80s, he assisted in drafting a section of the copyright law known as the Visual Artist Rights Act of 1990, and he testified in support of it as well. He also testified in support of the United States participation in the multinational copyright treaty known as the Berne convention. Participants will be provided with an overview of copyright law, and will have an opportunity to ask questions.



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  • Leonard Duboff
    Leonard specializes in complex business and intellectual property including art law. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon; New York; several United States District Courts; United States Court of Appeals, Second, Ninth, and Federal Circuits; the United States Customs Court; United States Court of International Trade; United States Supreme Court; United States Tax Court; and United States Patent Court. He is also a member of the National Native American Bar Association. As a practicing attorney, Leonard DuBoff is experienced in transactional work, such as contract drafting, incorporating, and the registration of copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property. His litigation experience primarily focuses on complex business cases and intellectual property cases.

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    Amanda Bryan
    Amanda Bryan graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Music and received her Master’s Degree in Writing with an emphasis in Book Publishing from Portland State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Intellectual Property law. Amanda was the National Jurist Law Student of the year for Oregon and was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and awards. She was the ghost writer for a book on entertainment law while in law school and edited a case book on copyright law. She is a practicing lawyer representing clients from all over the world specializing in intellectual property including copyright, trademark and related subjects. Amanda ran a digital publishing services company for many years and, in addition to practicing law, now teaches intellectual property and copyright law in the Book Publishing Master's Program at Portland State University.

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    1. What Is Copyright?
    2. Ownership
    3. What Can Be Copyrighted?
    4. Copyright Protection
    5. Creation of Copyrights
    6. Transferring or Licensing Copyrights
    7. Duration of Copyright
    8. Copyright Notice
    9. Deposit and Registration of Copyrights
    10. Copyright Infringement
    11. Infringement
    12. Fair Use

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