Edge Cases in Copyright

If you are in the Boston area on Feb. 2 and want to hear me and Dan Booth prattle on about weird copyright cases while eating and drinking free stuff with other copyright nerds, please stop by the hip-chic-trendy Seaport this coming Tuesday! Remember to register.


Don’t miss this CSUSA New England Chapter program!

Edge Cases in Copyright: Theoretical Problems and Practical Answers

February 2, 2016


Foley Hoag LLP 

155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA

Admission is free, but please register

We have seen a rash of interesting copyright cases recently that raise issues relating to privacy (Garcia v. Google), defamation & reputational injury (Lee v. Makhnevich), personhood (Monkey Selfie, anyone?), and the copyrightability of chicken sandwiches (Colon v. South American Restaurants).  Although copyright law is not only about recuperating investments in creative work by licensing content, these cases appear to turn traditional doctrine and theories of copyright law on their head, pushing lawyers and courts to consider copyright law from new angles.
This discussion will collect and analyze these cases in terms of trends, client counseling advice and predictions for the future of copyright law.


bXvblGX1David Kluft, Foley Hoag LLP, combines zealous advocacy with a thoughtful and creative approach to litigation. He is a partner in Foley Hoag LLP’s Intellectual Property department and a member of the Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition group; the Business and Commercial Disputes group and the Advertising and Marketing group. Among Dave’s clients are companies and individuals in the fields of pharmaceutical products, health care, computer software, entertainment, automotive, consumer products, financial services and education. Dave has significant experience representing and counseling clients with respect to copyright; trademark; false advertising and unfair competition; contract and commercial disputes; speech, defamation and social media; right of publicity and privacy; and investigations by the Federal Trade Commission.

danDan Booth, Booth Sweet LLP, graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where his studies concentrated in Film, Journalism and Media Studies.  Before attending law school, he was a sales representative at an independent music distributor.  Dan received his J.D. from Columbia School of Law in New York, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. While in law school, he was a senior editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, vice-president of both the American Constitutional Society and the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society, and a co-founder and board member of the election protection group IMPACT, and worked as a legal assistant at Universal/Motown Records and the Film/TV department of Matador Records.  Before Booth Sweet LLP, he worked as a litigation associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York and at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, and as a legal consultant at several Massachusetts law firms.

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