NY Chapt: Show Me the Money: The Essentials of Valuation of Copyrights in Transactions & Litigation

When: April 24, 2014 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT - This event has passed

From demand letters to
lawsuits, and from licensing to acquisitions, determining the value of
copyright rights can be important yet unclear. On April 24, two seasoned
valuation experts, led by an attorney moderator, will discuss and explain the
basics of what any practitioner needs to know. 
program will focus on real-world examples including a music infringement
litigation and an acquisition in the book publishing industry and will cover
the ways in which an expert measures injury to the value of copyrightable
assets by infringement, the relationship between actual and statutory damages,
and valuation of copyright assets or groups of assets.  The panel will also discuss valuation in the context of digital media
and new technologies. And of course, we will leave time for the panel to answer
your questions about figuring out what a copyright claim or asset is worth.

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Reception (cash bar)
pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00
pm Program (Please note: event will end promptly)

Cost: Early Bird – $70.00 (Members) $85.00 (Nonmembers) $33.00 (Students – Limited; please email requests to amy@csusa.org)

CLE: The Copyright Society of the USA is a NY CLE Approved Provider. This course is Transitional and
Nontransitional and provides 1.0 Professional Practice Credit
(based on 50 minutes).

Registration Deadline: NOON – APRIL 21, 2014
Online or send check to:
The Copyright Society

of the USA,

1 East 53rd
Street Floor 8,
New York NY 10022

F: 212 354-6401

E: amy@csusa.org 


Our distinguished panel of speakers will include:

Barry M. Massarsky, President – Massarsky Consulting Inc. 
Barry Massarsky is the President of Massarsky Consulting Inc.
and was formerly Senior Economist of ASCAP. He has served as the economic
consultant for both RIAA and SESAC since 1992. Barry’s expertise ranges from
music royalty valuation, to strategic and analytic counsel for significant
collective rights and trade associations, to expert witness litigation in numerous
copyright infringement cases. His experience also extends to the music
production library marketplace where he has led many performing rights
initiatives on behalf of both its trade organization and individual market
leaders. He has cultivated and maintained clients whose businesses own or
manage over 85% of owned song copyrights and over 90% of sound recordings in
this country. In addition, his range of songwriter/composer clients covers the
wide spectrum of the music industry. Barry received an MBA
from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University.

Michael H. Dolan, Managing Director – Duff & Phelps, LLC

Michael H. Dolan is a Managing Director and the New York Office
City Leader for Duff & Phelps, LLC.  Michael is part of the Valuation
Services Advisory business unit and is the primary lead on valuations of
publishing businesses and related assets, including copyrights, trademarks,
mastheads, and backlists.  He has performed valuations for a number of publishing
related businesses.  Michael has more than sixteen years of experience
with the firm, starting with the Valuation Services Group within Coopers &
Lybrand then at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Standard & Poor’s as part of
their respective valuation practices.  Michael holds a J.D. from Boston
College Law School, an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Boston College
Carroll School of Management and a B.S. in business administration from the
University of Richmond.  He is a member of the NYSBA, NJSBA, and the ABA. 
He is also a CFA charterholder.