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Copyright Basics

Length: 2 hours 38 minutes

This program will cover the basics of copyright law and how to identify and address copyright issues.  Attendees will learn about the nature, scope and duration of copyright protection; ownership and transfer of copyrights; and the litigation process, including the standards for infringement, the availability of injunctive and monetary recovery, and available defenses to claims of copyright infringement, including fair use.  Whether you are a newly admitted lawyer or an experienced practitioner with little copyright experience, this program is designed to give you a head start in understanding copyright law.

Program Chair: Jessica R. Friedman, Attorney at Law

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 professional practice; New Jersey: 3.2 general MCLE; California and Pennsylvania: 2.5 general MCLE.


6:00– 6:05 p.m.    Introduction

6:05– 6:40 p.m.   Nature and Scope of Copyright
                               Dan Nelson

6:40 – 7:20 p.m.   Copyright Ownership
                               Cynthia Arato    

7:20 – 7:30 p.m.    Break

7:30– 8:10 p.m.   Transfers and Termination
                              Jessica R. Friedman

8:10– 8:50 p.m.   Introduction to Copyright Litigation
                               Alan Friedman

8:50– 9:00 p.m.   Questions  

Original Recording Date: 4/7/2015

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • Copyright Basics
  • Affirmation of Self-Study