The Ownership of Copyrightable Contributions in the Wake of Garcia v. Google and 16 Casa Duse v. Merkin

When: February 12, 2016 at 12:00am - 12:00am EST - This event has passed

The Second and Ninth Circuits have both recently held that an actor or a director may not, in the normalcourse, own a copyright to their individual contributions to an integrated work of authorship like a film.This panel will explore whether these decisions were correct, and the real-world impact they will have onthe motion picture industry, and on contributions to integrated works.Moderator:Justin Hughes,Hon. William Byrne Professor of Law, Loyola Law SchoolPanelists:Eleanor Lackman,Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLPF. Jay Dougherty,Professor of Law, Director of Entertainment & Media Law Institute andConcentration Program, Loyola Law SchoolChristopher Newman,Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of LawDanielle Van Lier,Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Contracts, SAG-AFTRA