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Analyzing the Fair Use Defense in Music Law

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Produced on February 14, 2019

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Course Information

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

The affirmative defense of fair use of a copyrighted work is a complex and commonly misunderstood legal doctrine. This course, presented by Randy M. Friedberg, a partner with White and Williams LLP, will discuss this complex doctrine and the specific issues concerning fair use in music.

The lecture will walk through the underlying public policy which gave rise to the fair use doctrine and each step of a proper fair use analysis, debunk common misconceptions which surround fair use in music, and review important cases that have helped shape the fair use doctrine.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the fair use doctrine and its place in copyright law
  2. Review the fair use doctrine with respect to music
  3. Identify important cases concerning the fair use doctrine and music



Credit Information

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Faculty

Randy Friedberg

White and Williams, LLP

Randy Friedberg has 30 years of experience in counseling clients, with particular focus on the protection, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights. His practice encompasses trademark and copyright law, unfair competition, trade secrets, advertising law, internet law and entertainment law, as well as general corporate and litigation matters.

Randy represents clients in a variety of industries, including consumer goods and services, computer software and hardware, pharmaceutical and biomedical products, media and entertainment. He also represents the energy and financial services sectors for corporate work and litigation before an array of state and federal courts, in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

Randy’s experience has led to him to become a source for the news media. He has been quoted in a variety of different publications in the area of IP law. He is also asked to speak and present at business-related events. Randy has also served as a Judge for the Cardozo Entertainment Moot Court Competition.

Randy is the author of “Navigating Intellectual Property Disputes,” an authoritative, insider's perspective on assisting clients with managing IP assets and litigating disputes. He was on the editorial subcommittee of The Trademark Reporter, a publication of the International Trademark Association.  


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented a famous clothing designer in trademark work, a series of licenses and a “bet the company” arbitration
  • General counsel to one of the largest pet toy companies in the country; engaged in trademark, copyright, and patent registration, licensing and litigation, as well as Proposition 65 litigation and general corporate matters
  • Represented a large private label manufacturer and distributor of cosmetics for trademark, copyright, Internet and general commercial matters
  • Represented numerous licensors and licensees in negotiating and drafting significant license agreements in a wide range of industries, including clothing, music, software and cosmetics 


RECOGNITION & INVOLVEMENT

Randy has been selected for inclusion in ”Super Lawyers” in the New York Metro Region in a survey of his peers by Law & Politics magazine for the years 2007 through 2018.



Reviews

RB
Roberta B.

This was great, thank you

DW
Donna W.

The faculty was outstanding and I learned quite a bit. The time flew!

MD
Matthew D.

Great presentation, great use of video, very good analysis and information.

DG
Dean G.

It was great-best course you have ever published

TH
Tinya H.

Both entertaining and informative .

RM
Robert M.

Nice.

CF
Constance H F.

Very interesting and enjoyable.

LJ
Lars J.

Excellent course! Explained the material in a way that was interesting.

CB
Cheryl B.

Excellent coverage of music sampling fair use cases; multimedia presentation

MM
Melissa M.

Very interesting topic and explained very well.

KD
Kathy D.

nice use of real examples

VP
Victoria P.

Fun presentation as well as thorough about fair use!

DG
Deborah G.

Speaker clearly knew his material

BF
Bethanni F.

The use of the music samples for demonstrative purposes was excellent given the subject matter.

AW
Allen W.

Very good slides and lecture

KJ
Karen J.

really liked the clips

JG
Jonathan G.

Awesome choices on samples. Great course.

DC
Donald C.

Speaker kept coughing. Very distracting.

SG
Sarah G.

loved all the examples

JS
Jon S.

Really enlightening and entertaining. Great program!

BS
Brian S.

Very well prepared and presented !

BM
Bradley M.

Entertaining and informative.

HZ
Hillary z.

loved this course! I plan on reaching out when I have music issues.

AS
Albert S.

Great overview.

RG
Robert G.

Best CLE I've ever attended...by far.

KB
Kathy B.

helpful discussion of an enormously confusing area

JW
Jennifer W.

Great course. Extremely informative on a very tough subject.

MW
Michael W.

This was one of the best, most entertaining, most informative classes you have offered. Thanks!

WM
Whitney M.

fascinating and fun!

DN
David N.

Well organized, to entertain while educating.

JL
Joseph-Jacques L.

excellent speaker

TC
Thomas C.

Terrific content and presentation.

RJ
Robert J.

Very interesting and well presented

KO
kelly o.

Entertaining

TQ
Timothy Q.

Very well done. I wish it could have been longer.

JM
Jed M.

Excellent course

CS
Christopher S.

very good presenter

SH
Stuart H.

my favorite CLE ive ever heard.

DR
Daniel R.

Great CLE. Very informative and well presented.

SH
Steve H.

One of the best I have seen for a while. Bravo

JA
Jeff A.

This was a great CLE, very good balance of theory and practical information delivered with an excellent presentation! Overlaying the Miseducation of Lauren Hill without mention but in context... well, played sir. Well, played.

AR
Alicia R.

Nicely presented.

KS
Kerry S.

Very informative and enjoyable!

CW
Chris W.

Great course!

MW
Malcolm W.

liked your transformative definition of fair use

AL
Aileen L.

Learned a lot - very interesting.

DR
Dena R.

Great personality, packed content!!

RT
Richard T.

Excellent use of examples

MF
Margee F.

Great material. Great audio/visuals. Great flow of presentation. I hope you're considering becoming a law school professor!

DT
David T.

Frank, surprising and fun presentation.

SY
Shimon Y.

One of the most interesting and informative CLEs.

MT
Morgan T.

Excellent. Most entertaining course on Lawline yet.

DN
David N.

One of the best I've seen.

SS
Stacey-Ann S.

Very interesting and informative

MM
Michael M.

Excellent program. This is, by far, the best presentation I have seen. on Lawline.

IG
Ian G.

Love how topical!

EM
Edward M.

this presentation is top notch

RR
R. Christopher R.

Randy's presentations are always fantastic.

DB
Dan B.

Great use of video and audio clips.

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