The Copyright and
Trademark Committee aims to enlighten its members and program attendees on
copyright and trademark issues both specific to particular entertainment, arts
and sports industries as well as well those that apply across multiple
industries. Examples of topics that we have explored at meetings
include: the use of real products, trademarks, places, people, and cultural
icons in works of entertainment; copyright issues in creating mobile apps; the
copyrighability of golf courses; the copyrightability of jokes; the Google
Print Library Project; the use of stats and other materials in fantasy sports
leagues; copyright terms and termination; and the use of trademarks and
copyrighted works in political ads and parodies. In all of our programs, the
Committee seeks to explore issues from various perspectives and provide
attendees with actual practical information.
Jay Kogan and Britton Payne co-chair the Copyright and Trademark Committee.
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