Blurred Lines and Pretty Woman: A Discussion of Substantial Similarity and Fair Use in Music

When: March 28, 2017 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT - This event has passed
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Blurred Lines and Pretty Woman:
A Discussion of Substantial Similarity and Fair Use in Music Infringement Cases
Music cases have been making headlines recently. The lines of copyright infringement have been blurred (pun intended) as courts struggle with applying differing and ill-defined tests for substantial similarity. And as the substantial similarity doctrine has struggled to keep up, many have wondered if fair use should play a larger role in the way music infringement cases are decided. This panel will highlight some recent decisions and discuss the state of substantial similarity and fair use in music infringement cases while looking forward to how these doctrines might develop to address the changing landscape.
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Steve Eisenberg of Eisenberg Lehman has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, as a Top Lawyer by the South Florida Legal Guide, and as a Florida Super Lawyer, and he focuses part of his practice on intellectual property and entertainment law, representing music publishers, music artists, visual artists, and others involved in the entertainment industry. 


Andrew Pequignot of The Moore Firm, LLC, an entertainment and intellectual property boutique firm in Atlanta, Georgia.  Mr. Pequignot has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine each year since 2012 and focuses his practice on copyright, trademark, and entertainment matters, with litigation, transactional, and counseling experience in diverse areas, including intellectual property licensing, fair use, First Amendment, and rights of privacy and publicity. 







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