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.
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.
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.
Really enjoyed the video examples
among the most interesting CLE courses I've taken. many thanks to the instructor.
Fantastic information and examples. Well-explained.
Excellent presentation. The use of samples (pun intended) really helped to illustrate the concepts!
Really enjoyed your lecture!
Outstanding knowledge level; Thank you!
Very well done presentation!
great examples -- even though i don't practice copyright law, the pop culture aspect is so interesting and also reflects larger policy values present in many areas of the law -- minimal injury, educational value, creativity...
Great use of audio and visual materials.
nice presentation with good examples
I would have liked presenter’s personal opinion re the ‘Gray Album” ;)
This is a somewhat complicated subject. I suspect the courts may indulge in more that the usual degree of subjectivity.
Very knowledgeable presenter and engaging Content.
Really interesting!! Thanks.
Great examples from music I recognize
Fun course for a music lover
Not only well-presented and informational but also very entertaining!
Great presentation, one of Lawline's best.
Very interesting presentation. Good use of examples. I really enjoyed it. I don't do much with copyright but followed easily.
Really excellent examples. Very enjoyable course. Thank you.
Interesting topic and clearly knowledgeable speaker. Well done.
Confusing Eminem and Vanilla Ice cannot be forgiven, but otherwise an excellent presentation.
This was great, thank you
The faculty was outstanding and I learned quite a bit. The time flew!
Great presentation, great use of video, very good analysis and information.
It was great-best course you have ever published
Both entertaining and informative .
Very interesting and enjoyable.
Excellent course! Explained the material in a way that was interesting.
Excellent coverage of music sampling fair use cases; multimedia presentation
Very interesting topic and explained very well.
nice use of real examples
Fun presentation as well as thorough about fair use!
Speaker clearly knew his material
The use of the music samples for demonstrative purposes was excellent given the subject matter.
Very good slides and lecture
really liked the clips
Awesome choices on samples. Great course.
Speaker kept coughing. Very distracting.
loved all the examples
Really enlightening and entertaining. Great program!
Very well prepared and presented !
Entertaining and informative.
loved this course! I plan on reaching out when I have music issues.
Best CLE I've ever attended...by far.
helpful discussion of an enormously confusing area
Great course. Extremely informative on a very tough subject.
This was one of the best, most entertaining, most informative classes you have offered. Thanks!
fascinating and fun!
Well organized, to entertain while educating.
Terrific content and presentation.
Very interesting and well presented
Very well done. I wish it could have been longer.
very good presenter
my favorite CLE ive ever heard.
Great CLE. Very informative and well presented.
One of the best I have seen for a while. Bravo
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.
Very informative and enjoyable!
liked your transformative definition of fair use
Learned a lot - very interesting.
Great personality, packed content!!
Excellent use of examples
Great material. Great audio/visuals. Great flow of presentation. I hope you're considering becoming a law school professor!
Frank, surprising and fun presentation.
One of the most interesting and informative CLEs.
Excellent. Most entertaining course on Lawline yet.
One of the best I've seen.
Very interesting and informative
Excellent program. This is, by far, the best presentation I have seen. on Lawline.
Love how topical!
this presentation is top notch
Randy's presentations are always fantastic.
Great use of video and audio clips.