Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use

When: February 16, 2017 at 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST - This event has passed

Join the CSUSA Northwest Chapter for
a Screening, Discussion & Networking Reception

Co-Sponsored by Dorsey & WhitneY

Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use
is a critically-acclaimed film that explores the three questions crucial to determining fair use exemptions and presents illustrative examples from nonfiction, fiction, and experimental films that use pre-existing footage, music and sound from other individuals’ creations—without permission or paying fees. Through on-camera interviews with noted documentarians, film and legal experts, OPF also reviews relevant court cases and clarifies legal issues regarding trademark, parody, and shooting on location or in a controlled setting.

Attendees will watch the film, be entertained with a lively panel discussion with an esteemed group of legal and industry experts, and then enjoy beverages and hors d’ oeuvres afterwards.

1.5 WA CLE Credits Pending Washington State Bar Approval


Mike Keyes ( Moderator) is an intellectual property attorney with extensive trial and litigation experience in cases involving trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition and false advertising. He has tried several cases in federal courts across the United States. Mike’s intellectual property litigation clients have included Abercrombie & Fitch, Rovio Entertainment, Ltd., the creator of Angry Birds®, Kraft Foods, Hall of Fame Major League Slugger George Brett, Amazon.com, Foot Locker, Beats Electronics, LLC (Beats by Dr. Dre), Helly Hansen, The North Face, Nestle, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Novatel Wireless, Esprit, Quest Diagnostics, Red Lion Hotels, Cervecería Modelo (the manufacturer of Corona® beer), Robert Bosch, LLC, and Carma Labs. In addition to Mike’s trial practice, he also has substantial experience in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Office, and has been lead counsel on several appellate matters before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mike is an active member of the copyright and trademark litigation bar and frequently teaches, speaks, and writes about intellectual property law. Mike is a co-creator and the co-editor of Dorsey’s IP Blog, TheTMCA.com, which focuses on legal developments in the world of TradeMarks, Copyrights, and Advertising. Mike is frequently called upon by members of the media for his insights and perspective on cutting-edge IP issues and disputes.  He has recently been quoted by the likes of The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, The National Law Journal, and the New York Business Journal.  Mike is the co-editor of the forthcoming ABA Copyright Litigation Desk Book. One of Mike’s law review articles was cited extensively and relied upon by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in a case involving allegations of alleged music copyright infringement by Lady Gaga. See Francescatti v. Germanotta, No. 11 CV 5270, 2014 WL 2767231, at *9 (N.D. Ill. June 17, 2014)(Aspen, J.).

Diane Carson
is the Co-Director and Producer of Other People’s Footage: Copyright & Fair Use. She is a Professor Emerita of St. Louis Community College at Meramec where she taught film studies and film production for over three decades. She continues to teach as an adjunct at St. Louis Community College and at Webster University. Diane sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Film and Video and served on the editorial board of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Cinema Journal (1998-2003).

Diane co-authored Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film and the Politics of Representation (Wayne State U Press, 2014). She has contributed to and co-edited several anthologies, including Sayles Talk: New Perspectives on Independent Filmmaker John Sayles (Wayne State U Press, 2006); More Than a Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance (Wayne State U Press, 2004); and John Sayles: Interviews (U Press of Mississippi, 1999).

She has enjoyed Fulbright Field Study awards to China, South Korea and Japan in addition to being a visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, England. She was the assistant director/co-writer on the documentary “Remembering Bonnie and Clyde,” Turquoise Productions,1995, and she contributes weekly film reviews to St. Louis community radio KDHX (88.1 FM). Diane served as a film expert for the American Documentary Showcase, sponsored by UFVA and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Signe Naeve
 is in-house intellectual property counsel for Starbucks Corporation where she handles trademark prosecution and enforcement for the U.S. and Canada as well as trademark and copyright review of merchandise, social media, and card promotions. Prior to joining Starbucks, she was a Law Lecturer and Director of the IP LL.M. Program at UW as well as Of Counsel at Hughes Media Law Group. Before her 11 years at UW, she was a litigator at Perkins Coie, clerked for Justice Bobbe J. Bridge on the Washington State Supreme Court and externed for Judge Margaret M. McKeown on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Naeve has a Journalism degree from Washington State University and conducted internships at the Student Press Law Center and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Washington, D.C. Naeve is also a past Chair of the IP Section of the WSBA.


Steve Tapia has practiced entertainment, media and intellectual property law for over 30 years.
As in-house counsel for DIRECTV Sports Networks, he was the primary contract negotiator and rights manager for sports programming and distribution partnerships with the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, Big Sky Conference, Mountain West Conference and many other teams and conferences.  Before joining DIRECTV, he was a Senior Attorney in Microsoft’s Law and Corporate Affairs department.  His assignments included leading Microsoft’s Copyright And Trade Secret Practice Group, and advising on Microsoft’s open source licensing strategies and policies. He also was the primary counsel for MSN, MSNBC, Slate, and Microsoft’s corporate marketing and advertising operations.  In addition to legal positions, he also led Microsoft’s business development teams for ebooks and entertainment.  Prior to joining Microsoft, Professor Tapia was in-house counsel for HBO (specializing in motion picture and television production) and also KCET (Los Angeles’ PBS station).  He began his legal career as an intellectual property and media law litigator at Loeb and Loeb, Los Angeles.  He frequently speaks on copyright law, social networking, online advertising issues, media law, first amendment issues and digital downloads of entertainment content.

He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Districts Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He is a member of the California State Bar.  He is a former President of the Yale Club of Southern California.  He served on the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2009, Interim Music Director of Faith Lutheran Church (Redmond, WA) and is a professional musician.


CSUSA Members:  $15
Non-members: $30

Final Registration Deadline: February 15, 2017


Refunds must be requested in writing by February 12, 2017. Refunds will not be issued after that point. Unfortunately, we will not be able to credit your registration payment toward a future event, but you may allow another person attend in your place.

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CLE Credit Details

1.5 WA CLE Credits Pending Washington State Bar Approval

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