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EASL MBLC 2021: Annual Music Lit Review; Music Industry Damage Calc (Session 4)

EASL MBLC 2021: Annual Music Lit Review; Music Industry Damage Calc (Session 4)

MBLC 2021

Litigation Update on the Music Front: The last year has seen many exciting copyright and entertainment developments in the litigation arena. Five experienced panelists who have litigated extensively in the music industry will examine some of the high profile cases and developments (e.g., 2nd Circuit right of publicity preemption under the Copyright Act; early dismissal of infringement claims in Clanton v. UMG; litigation under the recent expansion of New York’s anti-SLAPP law; effect of new fair use decisions on music infringement litigation; the 9th Circuit’s dismissal of infringement claims based on performance of pre-1972 sound recordings in Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM), both for their legal impact and to highlight the parties’ litigation strategies. The speakers will also look at the practical effects and implications of these cases and trends for litigation in the industry going forward.


Benjamin Akley, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP

Cynthia Arato, Esq., Shapiro Arato Bach LLP

Fred Braunstein, Esq., Akerman LLP

Robert Clarida, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt

Christine Lepera, Esq., Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Moderator;Planning Co-Chair: Paul LiCalsi, Esq., Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLP

Christian D. Carbone, Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of Litigation, Loeb & Loeb LLP, New York

Joseph W. Lesovitz, CPA/ABV/CFF/CFA/CFE, Partner, Citrin Cooperman, Philadelphia

Barry M. Massarky, President – Massarsky Consulting, New York

Planning Co-Chair: Christopher Hull, Citrin Cooperman

Section Member Price: $25.00 Join (or renew) for special member pricing
Non-Member Price: $125.00
Published Date:
  • November 19, 2021
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VLH41D
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 3.0