2024 Midwinter Meeting

When: January 26, 2024 - January 28, 2024 - This event has passed
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Our special group rate at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort ended January 3, 2024. You can book your room online or by calling 1-800-843-6664 and using the group code 012424COPYRIGHT. Be sure to renew your membership to receive the discounted member rate!  Not a Member? Consider joining the Copyright Society today to receive special savings on our CLE programs and a ton of members-only benefits!

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort Address: 41000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Alternative Hotels

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Springs/Rancho Mirage 71-700 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 776-9700; Holiday Inn Express & Suites Rancho Mirage 71730 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 340-5516; Indian Wells Resort 76-661 HWY 111, Indian Wells, CA 92210 (760) 354-6466; JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa 74-855 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260 (760) 341-2211; SpringHill Suites by Marriott Palm Desert 71730 CA-111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 (760) 341-9100; Palm Mountain Resort and Spa 115 S Belardo Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 325-1301.

 

Photo Contest Entry and Details

Enter the Copyright Society’s Photo Contest and vote for your favorite pictures. Contest entry and voting form here. The top three photos will receive a prize! Winners will be announced Monday, 1/28. Make sure you post to social media and tag us @CopyrightSoc to share all the fun you’re having at the Meeting!

AI Art Contest Entry and Details

Enter the Copyright Society’s AI Generated Art Contest and vote for your favorite pictures. Contest entry and voting form here. The top three generated art pieces will receive a prize! Winners will be announced Monday, 1/28. A room will be reserved with computers for you to create your own AI-generated art on Saturday, 1/27.

Registration Rates

Member (Earlybird) $1,095
Non-member (Earlybird) $1,695
First Time Attendee (Earlybird) $995
Academic or Gov’t Member (Earlybird) $895
Student Member (Earlybird) $695
Single Day Pass (CLE sessions only) $625
Late Member $1,295
Late Non-member $1,895
Late First Time Attendee $1,195
Late Academic or Gov’t Member $1,095
Late Student $695
Please note, the rate increases by $100 for walk-in registrations. Virtual registration will close 48 hours prior to the event (January 24, 2024). If you would like to attend virtually, or need to make a change in your registration, please email Jen McGhee at jmcghee@copyrightsociety.org.
Walk-in Member $1,395
Walk-in Non-member $1,995
Walk-in First Time Attendee $1,295
Walk-in Academic or Gov’t Member $1,195
Walk-in Student $695
 

MCLE CREDIT

The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. MCLE Credits will be available for those jurisdictions, and requests for credit in other jurisdictions may be made when registering. While credit in other jurisdictions is not guaranteed, Copyright Society staff will submit applications for accreditation and notify attorneys upon approval. Instructions for verifying attendance will be emailed to registrants. 

The intermediate program is transitional and appropriate for newly admitted attorneys. 

Arizona: Attorneys must self report their CLE hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records. Total minutes of instruction: 360.

California: The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in California (6 CLE Credits)

Colorado: NY is an approved jurisdiction (7 CLE Credits)

Florida: Approved for 7.00 CLE general credits

Georgia: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credits

Illinois: Approved for 6.00 Illinois MCLE general credit hours

New Jersey: New York is an accredited provider in New Jersey (7 CLE Credits)

New Hampshire: Attorneys must self report their CLE hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records. Total minutes of instruction: 360.

New York: The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in New York (7 CLE Credits)

Ohio: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credit hours

Ontario: Attorneys must self report their CPD substantive hours. A certificate of attendance will be provided for your records. Total minutes of instruction: 360 minutes.

Pennsylvania: The Copyright Society is an accredited provider in Pennsylvania (6 CLE Credits)

Rhode Island: NY is an approved jurisdiction (7 CLE Credits)

Tennessee: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credit hours

Texas: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credit hours

Vermont: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credit hours  

Washington: Approved for 6.00 CLE general credits


Please email cle@copyrightsociety.org for CLE related questions.


Thank you to the 2024 Midwinter Planning Committee:

Jeremy Goldman and Eleanor Lackman (chairs), Michael Moore, Kayla Pansy, and Javier Uthoff

CLE Credit Details

Generative AI and Music: A Creative Collaboration or the New Threat to the Music Industry?








Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Social Media: How to Advise Clients on the Use of Content in Social Media Platforms








SAG-AFTRA/WGA Strike Agreements: What IP Lawyers Need to Know








Behind the Scenes: Copyright and the Future of Entertainment Rights Deals








Text and Technology: How International Licensing Structures Apply to Text, and How They May Predict Options for Generative AI








The Discovery Rule at the Supreme Court: What to Watch with Warner Chappel Music, Inc. v. Nealy








The 15 Minutes Are Over...Now What?: The Application of Warhol v. Goldsmith In and Out of the Courts








IT'S ALIVE (Event)! A Deep Dive Into Content Protection for Live Events








Agenda

1/26

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Registration | Fiesta Foyer

1/26

12:00 pm PST

Executive Committee Meeting | Salons 6-8

1/26

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Chapter Chair Meeting | Salons 6-8

1/26

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

Board of Trustees Meeting | Salons 6-8

1/26

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST

First Time Attendee & Copyright Society Mentorship Program Reception | Las Palmas Lawn

Join the Copyright Society's Board on the Las Palmas Lawn for a special first-time attendee mixer! Members of the Copyright Society's Mentorship Program are also encouraged to join for networking with the full group.

1/26

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Meet and Greet with the Copyright Society DEI Committee | Las Palmas Lawn

As part of the welcome reception, meet with members of the Copyright Society's DEI Committee.

1/26

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Welcome Reception | Las Palmas Lawn

Join us on the Las Palmas Lawn for hors d'oeuvres and networking as we kick off the conference!

1/26

8:15 pm - 9:30 pm PST

Optional Dine-Arounds

Enjoy a nice meal with peers at these informal dinners around town. Copyright Society will make the reservations at local restaurants, and to maximize the conversation, each dine-around will be limited to 8 people. Dine-Around attendees will be responsible for their own transprotation and to pay for their own meal, drinks, and associated tip.

1/26

9:30 pm - 12:00 am PST

Performance by DJ LUXXURY | R Bar

Join us in the Omni's R Bar for a performance by artist and conference speaker DJ LUXXURY (aka Blake Robin).

1/27

7:30 am - 8:30 am PST

Breakfast | Sunrise Terrace

Join us at the Sunrise Terrace for breakfast. The Sunrise Terrace is right by the bluEmber restaurant and outdoor patio.

1/27

8:45 am - 9:00 am PST

President's Welcome | Fiesta Ballroom

Casey M. Chisick

Casey M. Chisick

President | Copyright Society
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1/27

9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Generative AI and Music: A Creative Collaboration or the New Threat to the Music Industry? | Fiesta Ballroom

As generative AI has taken the world by storm, the music industry has been one of the focal points. What does generative AI mean for the ways in which music is created and protected, and what threats does AI pose to rising and established songwriters, artists, and music enterprises? This panel on artificial intelligence and music will discuss a wide array of pivotal issues, including music creation and distribution, the legal and ethical implications of AI-generated music, the future of copyright in the age of AI, the right of publicity (both domestically and internationally), and pending litigation involving artificial intelligence and music.

Suzana Carlos

Suzana Carlos

Head of Music Policy | YouTube
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Joe Fishman

Joe Fishman

Professor of Law, Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Faculty Fellow | Vanderbilt Law School
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Nyasha Foy

Nyasha Foy

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, NFTs | Sotheby's
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Scott McDowell

Scott McDowell

Partner | King Holmes Paterno & Soriano, LLP
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Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY)

Blake Robin (aka LUXXURY)

Songwriter and Producer
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1/27

10:00 am - 10:30 am PST

Coffee Break | Fiesta Foyer

1/27

10:30 am - 11:30 am PST

Navigating the Legal Pitfalls of Social Media: How to Advise Clients on the Use of Content in Social Media Platforms | Fiesta Ballroom

This panel will focus on copyright and licensing pitfalls arising from the use of social media platforms. The panelists will discuss topics such as music agreements between music rights administrators and the platforms, embedding, and how content can be used in compliance with sometimes-murky platform terms.

Maddy Batliboi

Maddy Batliboi

Global Head of Music Legal | META
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Shannon Green

Shannon Green

Global General Counsel | Anomaly
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Hannah E. Taylor

Hannah E. Taylor

Partner | Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
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1/27

11:35 am - 11:50 am PST

SAG-AFTRA/WGA Strike Agreements: What IP Lawyers Need to Know | Fiesta Ballroom

After months of highly visible negotiations, the major Hollywood unions reached agreements with studios in 2023. This breaking news segment will quickly translate these labor contracts for our audience of IP practitioners, telling us what we need to know about the copyright and other IP-related aspects of the SAG/WGA deals.

Russell Wetanson

Russell Wetanson

Head of Entertainment & Broadcast Labor Relations / Lead Negotiator | NBCUniversal Media, LLC
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1/27

11:50 am - 12:00 pm PST

10-minute Break | Fiesta Foyer

1/27

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Behind the Scenes: Copyright and the Future of Entertainment Rights Deals | Fiesta Ballroom

In an age brimming with content, IP holders—from authors to toy companies to game developers—are finding new avenues to maximize the value of their copyrights. On the buyer side, studios, networks, and streamers are molding their strategies to shape and keep pace with an ever-evolving industry. Join us as we unravel the trends and future of entertainment rights deals, including how this all plays out in the negotiation and drafting of grants of rights, reserved rights, and merchandising clauses.

Jonathan Anschell

Jonathan Anschell

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary | Mattel
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Angela Cheng Caplan

Angela Cheng Caplan

President and CEO | Cheng Caplan Company, Inc
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Caroline Ryon

Caroline Ryon

Senior Corporate Counsel | Amazon MGM Studios
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Jaia Thomas

Jaia Thomas

Founder and CEO, Attorney | Diverse Representation
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1/27

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm PST

Luncheon | Starlight Terrace

Join us on the Starlight Terrace, located one floor above the General Session Room.

1/27

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

AI Art Activity | Dessert Suite 2

Do you want to enter into the AI Art Contest? We will have a room dedicated to creating AI-generated art for you to let your imagination fly! The AI Art Contest is sponsored by BakerHostetler and Leichtman Law PLLC.

1/27

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Activity: Red Jeep Tour and Hike | Meet in Hotel Lobby

Sponsored by the ADR Office of Usher Winslett – Enjoy the beauty of California's desert on a tour of the Andreas Canyon with Red Jeep Tours. An expert naturalist will guide you and tell you about native plants, animals, geology and the history of the California desert. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes for walking on rough terrain. Bring a hat and sunscreen. Pickup from hotel at 3:00 pm / Estimated return 5:30pm.

1/27

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Activity: Coachella Valley History Museum Tour | Meet in Hotel Lobby

Join us for a curated tour of the Coachella Valley History Museum. The Coachella Valley History Museum is the best way to learn about the history of our beautiful valley. With our rich collection of exhibits, you can learn all about the people, places, and times that have made the Coachella Valley the epicenter of so much in Southern California history, resulting in a rich, entertaining, and educational museum experience for adults and kids alike. Limited to 25 people. The Museum is ADA compliant. Shuttle bus pick-up: 3:15pm / Tour begins at 3:45pm / Return bus: 5:15pm with drop-off back to the hotel at 6:00pm

1/27

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Activity: Yoga with Karen | Las Palmas Lawn

Join us on the Las Palmas Lawn for a 60-minute yoga session for all levels. Karen Salgado is an experienced yoga instructor who will guide this all-levels experience. Sponsored by Erica Carter. Purchase activity tickets here: https://copyrightsociety.org/product/mw24-yoga-with-karen/

1/27

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Activity: Pick Up Tennis | Meet in Hotel Lobby

Join us for pick-up tennis games sponsored by Shades of Gray Law Group! These friendly matches are a great way to work on your serve. Pick up from hotel: 3:15pm / Arrival at courts: 3:30pm / Return pick up from courts: 5:30pm

1/27

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm PST

Activity: Covered Wagon Tour | Meet in Hotel Lobby

Sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association. Join us for a 60-minute covered wagon tour with a naturalist and wagons master driver. Experience an Adventure through the Sonoran Desert and along the Canyons of the San Andreas Fault on a Covered Wagon! Relax and enjoy the ride as you venture into a pristine wilderness preserve, accompanied by a knowledgeable naturalist guide who will entertain and educate you about the geological canyon landscapes and natural palm oases. Discover the diverse plant life and wildlife that thrive in this oasis desert wilderness. Keep an eye out for fascinating creatures like Owls, Hawks, Reptiles, and Coyotes during the tour. Gain insights into the local Cahuilla "Native American" Culture and their historical presence in this area. Delve into the early Pioneer History and learn about the stagecoach stops in this remote desert region. Pickup from hotel: 3:30 pm / Return pickup: 5:45 pm

1/27

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST

Dinner and Reception on the 5th Fairway

Join us outdoors on the 5th Fairway for dinner and networking. Guest tickets are available for purchase.

1/27

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1/28

9:30 pm - 1:00 am PST

Performance by Crude Humble & Obvious | R Bar

Don't miss a special set by Copyright Society house band Crude Humble & Obvious at the hotel's pub!

1/28

7:30 am - 8:30 am PST

Breakfast | Sunrise Terrace

Join us at the Sunrise Terrace for breakfast. The Sunrise Terrace is right by the bluEmber restaurant and outdoor patio.

1/28

8:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Registration Desk Open | Fiesta Foyer

1/28

8:45 am - 9:00 am PST

President's Welcome | Fiesta Ballroom

Casey M. Chisick

Casey M. Chisick

President | Copyright Society
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1/28

9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

Text and Technology: How International Licensing Structures Apply to Text, and How They May Predict Options for Generative AI | Fiesta Ballroom

While we all know that text has long been covered by copyright, you might not know as much about the innovative ways we’ve used and licensed works like news, fiction, and scientific journals in our ever changing technological world. Learn how we’ve licensed these types of works here and abroad, the current AI litigation landscape swirling around text, variations between different types of textual works and in comparison to licensing and uses of other creative works, and potential paths forward.

Jay Kerr-Wilson

Jay Kerr-Wilson

Partner | Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
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Eleanor M. Lackman

Eleanor M. Lackman

Partner | Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp
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Regan A. Smith

Regan A. Smith

Senior Vice President & General Counsel | News Media Alliance
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Catherine Zaller Rowland

Catherine Zaller Rowland

Vice President, General Counsel | Copyright Clearance Center
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1/28

10:05 am - 10:20 am PST

The Discovery Rule at the Supreme Court: What to Watch with Warner Chappel Music, Inc. v. Nealy | Fiesta Ballroom

A review of key facts and arguments by the parties and amici in the Warner Chappell v. Sherman Nealy case which is before the U.S. Supreme Court after the emergence of circuit split following the Court’s 2015 decision in Petrella v. MGM, to answer the following narrowed question presented: "Whether the Copyright Act's statute of limitations for civil actions, 17 U.S.C. 507(b), precludes retrospective relief for acts that occurred more than three years before the filing of a lawsuit.”

Brynn Bodair

Brynn Bodair

Business and Legal Affairs Counsel | PBS
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Orly Ravid

Orly Ravid

Professor and Associate Dean of the Biederman Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Institute | Southwestern Law School
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1/28

10:20 am - 10:40 am PST

Coffee Break | Fiesta Foyer

1/28

10:45 am - 11:45 am PST

The 15 Minutes Are Over...Now What?: The Application of Warhol v. Goldsmith In and Out of the Courts | Fiesta Ballroom

In May 2023, the Supreme Court decided the closely watched fair use case Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith, which asked whether an Andy Warhol painting based on a photograph of musician Prince by Lynn Goldsmith was "transformative" under the first factor of the fair use test. In the past eight months, the lower courts and practitioners have had to grapple with the extent to which the ruling does, or does not, impact the analysis of fair use questions arising in cases involving not just visual arts, but a wide variety of works. Our panel of knowledgeable experts will discuss the impacts of Goldsmith on the overall fair use analysis, the impact on parody and commentary, and how wide-reaching the ruling may be on future fair use disputes.

Andrew Hannibal

Andrew Hannibal

Senior Counsel | Sesame Workshop
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Aaron J. Moss

Aaron J. Moss

Chair, Litigation Department | Greenberg Glusker
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Dale Nelson

Dale Nelson

Partner | Donaldson Callif Perez LLP
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Xiyin Tang

Xiyin Tang

Assistant Professor of Law | University of California Los Angeles School of Law
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1/28

11:45 am - 12:00 pm PST

15-minute Break | Fiesta Foyer

1/28

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

IT'S ALIVE (Event)! A Deep Dive Into Content Protection for Live Events | Fiesta Ballroom

This panel will discuss the particular challenges associated with protecting live events including sporting events and live concerts. The panel will look at this from a global perspective, specifically reviewing legislative initiatives in the US and EU which would require internet service providers to take infringing content down expeditiously and ensure the content stays down. The panel will also review civil measures taken by rights holders including site blocking and Right of Information actions and how these have changed the live piracy landscape.

John Green

John Green

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Eric Mayzel

Eric Mayzel

Co-Chair | Attorney at Cassels
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Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Associate General Counsel - Intellectual Property and Global Content Protection | Amazon
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Mark Mulready

Mark Mulready

Vice President | Cyber Services, Irdeto
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Julian Waiblinger

Julian Waiblinger

Partner | Nordemann Law
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