Fine art, book publishing, motion pictures, television, theater, music and emerging technologies are all governed by the same legal precepts, but how fair use is applied in practice in each of them can be very different. For example, when a painter appropriates photographs, the use may be considered “transfor- mative,” but when a band appropriates another artist’s lyrics, a license may be required. The norms and concerns are shaped in part by different financing and insurance requirements, different levels of risk tolerance, as well as differences in the media themselves. After a brief review of the basic concepts, each panelist will discuss how fair use is applied in her/his designated area and, where relevant, will comment on the role of errors and omissions insurance.
Jason P. Baruch, Esq., Theatre, Sendroff & Baruch LLP, New York, NY
David A. Bondy, Esq., Music, The Law Offices of David A. Bondy PC, Brooklyn, NY
Tom J. Ferber, Esq., Scripted Motion Pictures & Television, Pryor Cashman LLP, New York, NY
Britton Payne, Esq., Emerging Technologies, Fordham Law School & Bronson Lipsky LLP, New York, NY
Dennis Reiff, Errors and Omissions Insurance, Reiff & Associates, New York, NY
F. Robert Stein, Esq., Book Publishing and Documentary Film, Pryor Cashman LLP, New York, NY
Irinia Tarsis, Esq., Fine Art, Center for Art Law, New York, NY
Moderator: Tom J. Ferber, Esq., Pryor Cashman LLP, New York City
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2.0 MCLE Credits; Professional Practice
EASL Member: $65 | NYSBA Member: $75 | Non-Member: $175