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January 29th, 2018

House Judiciary Committee Holds Music Copyright Hearing at Fordham Law

On January 26, the House Judiciary Committee held a field hearing at Fordham Law School entitled “Music Policy Issues: A Perspective from Those Who Make It.” The hearing examined the state of the music industry and the challenges the digital age poses. The hearing centered on legislative proposals to modernize music licensing, extend public performance […]

January 21st, 2018

IP Institute hosts Copyright & Technology NYC 2018

On January 16, 2018, Giant Steps Media and the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. brought the ninth annual Copyright and Technology NYC 2018 to Fordham Law School.  The Fordham IP Institute was pleased to host the annual one-day conference, which focused on the dramatic and fast-moving influences that technology has on copyright in the digital age. […]

November 8th, 2017

47th CSUSA Brace Lecture: Prof. Rebecca Tushnet

On November 6, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. presented the 47th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture at Fordham University.  The year’s lecture was given by  Prof. Rebecca Tushnet (Harvard Law School) and entitled “Picking up the Pieces after Star Athletica.” Prof. Tushnet’s work currently focuses on copyright, the First Amendment, trademark, and false […]

October 23rd, 2017

Institute Fellow Nicholas Bartelt Moderates AIPLA Session on US Copyright Office

On October 20, as part of the three-day American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) 2017 Annual Meeting, the AIPLA invited senior U.S. officials and congressional staff involved in copyright policy to discuss “The Copyright Office — Developing a Path Forward in the 21st Century.”  Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple Claggett presented on the Copyright […]

February 24th, 2017

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins Amicus Brief of IP Scholars in Oracle v. Google Fair Use Appeal (CAFC)

On February 17, 2017, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff-appellant, Oracle America, Inc., in Oracle Am. v. Google, Inc., 2017-1118 (Fed. Cir.). The appeal concerns the proper copyright fair use analysis as applied to computer software, specifically APIs. In supporting a reversal of […]

December 30th, 2016

Prof. Hugh Hansen Joins IIPSJ Amici Brief in Blurred Lines Appeal (9th Cir.)

On December 28, 2016, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amicus curiae brief submitted by the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice; Musician and Composers; and Law, Music, and Business Professors in support of the appellee in the “Blurred Lines” case, Williams v. Gaye, 15-56880 (9th Cir.).  The appeal specifically concerns issues relating to the expert […]

December 7th, 2016

46th CSUSA Brace Lecture: Roger Zissu

On November 17, the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. presented the 46th Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture at Fordham University.  The year’s lecture was given by Roger Zissu (Partner, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu, P.C.) and entitled “Expanding Fair Use: The Trouble with Parody, the Case for Satire.” The event was co-sponsored by the […]

September 26th, 2016

Fellow Sven Schonhofen Publishes Articles in JIPLP

Over the past year, Sven Schonhofen has been prolific in publishing a series of articles for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Policy (JIPLP).  Following his graduation from Fordham’s LLM program in May 2015, Sven returned to Germany where he is an Associate in the Media, Technology & Telecommunications Practice Group at Olswang LLP while […]

July 24th, 2016

Asst. Director Nicholas Bartelt Joins NYIPLA Amicus Brief in Varsity Brands Case (SCOTUS)

Assistant Director Nicholas Bartelt participated as counsel to amicus curiae New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA) on a brief submitted on July 22, 2016, in support of neither party in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, 15-866 (Sup. Ct.). The case concerns the copyrightability of two-dimensional designs for cheerleading forms, and more broadly, what the appropriate test […]

June 26th, 2016

Prof. Hugh C. Hansen Joins IP Scholars Brief in Fox News v. TVEyes (2nd Cir.)

On June 22, Prof. Hugh C. Hansen joined an amici curiae brief submitted by thirteen intellectual property scholars in support of the plaintiff in the case Fox News Network v. TVEyes, Inc., 15-3886 (2d Cir.). The case concerns the scope of the fair use doctrine in copyright law as it applies to a paid service […]

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