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The Singular Circumstances of Garcia V. Google

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Dorsey Whitney LLP | 51 West 52nd Street | New York, NY 10019

Lunch will be served from 12:00pm-12:30pm, the program will begin promptly at 12:30pm

Cost to Attend: EASL Members: $35.00 | NYSBA (Non-EASL Members): $75.00 | Non-NYSBA Members: $100.00 | NYSBA Law Students: $20.00

 1.5 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice, this program in not transitional, and therefore does not qualify for newly admitted attorneys

The Singular Circumstances of Garcia v. Google: What happened? And what happens next?

Neil J. Rosini, Esq., Partner at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C.

The Ninth Circuit recently held that an actress possesses the copyright in a brief performance of hers used in the film, "Innocence of Muslims" and required YouTube to take it down. The decision was likely motivated at least in part by unusual facts: the actress was induced to perform under false pretenses, her dialogue was over-dubbed with a statement offensive to Muslims, and an ensuing fatwah called for the death of everyone involved in the film, including the actress. But the decision could have broad implications. Mr. Rosini will discuss the facts of the case, the significance of work for hire agreements (there was none here), the nature of a "copyright in a performance," its distinction from joint ownership of an entire work, and implications for the industry.

This program is sponsored by the Motion Picture Committee of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.  

For questions about the program: Beth Gould - Bgould@nysba.org

To register over the phone call the State Bar Service Center at 1-800-582-2452

Dorsey Whitney LLP
51 West 52nd Street At Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
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