Sounds Fair to Me!

The Copyright Game Show
Friday, Mar 2, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Come join the interactive fun in one of the most challenging games in modern society… deciding when/where the fair use exception to copyright law allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission! Actually, it’s often pretty easy, and this session will help. Intellectual property law experts and UC staff members will explain it all and take questions.

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David Nimmer - Professor, UCLA School of Law ; Author, Nimmer on Copyright

Widely recognized as a foremost expert in copyright law, Nimmer was named one of the twenty-five most influential people in IP by the American Lawyer. Since 1985 he has authored and updated Nimmer on Copyright, the standard reference treatise in the field, which was first published in 1963 by his late father, Melville B. Nimmer. The U.S. Supreme Court has cited Nimmer on Copyright on numerous occasions, as have federal appellate courts, district and state courts, and courts dealing with copyright cases in countries across the globe.

Robert Fink -Professor, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Fink is past chair of the UCLA Department of Musicology and current chair of the Herb Alpert School of Music’s minor in the music industry. He also has professional experience as a consulting musicological expert in copyright litigation, including informal consultations, formal reports, and legal depositions.

Katie Fortney - Copyright Educator, UC California Digital Library

Fortney provides educational resources and policy guidance on copyright and rights-management issues to UC librarians and library staff, among others.  She works on the UC Open Access Policy for faculty through her position as part of the California Digital  Library's Office of Scholarly Communication and tracks national and international copyright policy inititiatives and developments.

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Admission is free; RSVP requested