ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

ASMP Co-Hosts Copyright Q&A Session at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University

By November 2, 2016Legal, Small Claims Report

Arlington, Virginia  ASMP, in conjunction with the Antonin Scalia Law School’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) at George Mason University, and the Washington Area Lawyers for Artists (WALA) hosted a panel discussion where Antonin Scalia Law School students responded to questions posed  by ASMP members.  The questions addressed pertained to DMCA Take Down Notices, posting content on social media, and classification of “work made for hires” among other issues.  Following the panel presentations, ASMP and WALA members had the opportunity to discuss specific copyright issues in an open Q&A discussion.

Sandra Aistars, Professor of Law and Founder of the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic, welcomed Clinic participants and attendees, with brief introductions given by guest speakers, John Goode, Executive Director, WALA, and Mike Klipper, ASMP’s outside counsel on copyright reform issues.  Mr. Klipper focused his comments on ASMPs top priority in question—pending legislation to create a small claims court within the U.S. Copyright Office.

The Clinic Panel composed of GMU law students, was moderated by Alex Summerton, with multi-topic intellectual property presentations given by Rebecca Cusey, Tyler Del Rosario, Rebecca Eubank, Mandi Hart, Stephanie Semler, and Patricia Udhnani.

Posting of video of the Clinic presentations will be forthcoming.

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