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NY Chapter: U.S. Copyright Office's Report on Copyright Small Claims: Big Thoughts about Small Cases
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NY Chapter: U.S. Copyright Office's Report on Copyright Small Claims: Big Thoughts about Small Cases

In September 2013, the Register of Copyrights released a congressionally directed report on Copyright Small Claims. The report focused on the difficulties of making a copyright claim in federal courts and the many complexities raised by the current process. This panel will discuss the legal issue prompting the report and the recommendations.

11/18/2013
When: November 18
12:30-2:00
Where: The Copyright Society of the USA
1 East 53rd Street
New York, NY  10022
United States
Contact: Amy Nickerson

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Join us for our inaugural New York Chapter Brown Bag Lunch, the first in series of informal panel discussions on a range of copyright topics. Brown Bag Lunches will be intimate and casual with ample opportunity for audience participation. The series will cover both introductory and higher level topics.

 
U.S. Copyright Office's Report on Copyright Small Claims: Some Big Thoughts about Small Cases
 
In September 2013, the Register of Copyrights released a congressionally directed report on Copyright Small Claims. The report focused on the difficulties of making a copyright claim in federal courts and the many complexities raised by the current process.
 
The U.S. Copyright Office conducted four days of public hearings and received many written comments from individuals and interested groups in researching this issue. Considerations in the 200-plus page report include the constitutional constraints and procedural concerns facing copyright small claims, as well as the type of claims that may be eligible for alternative treatment.
 
This panel will discuss the legal issues prompting the report and its recommendations. Our distinguished panel of speakers will include:
 
· Jacqueline Charlesworth, General Counsel, U.S. Copyright Office
· Nancy Wolff, Partner, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
· Charles J. Sanders, Attorney at Law, PC
 
In true brown-bag spirit, no food or beverages will be provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own. The admission fee is kept modest to encourage attendance by new or solo practitioners and law students, but all are welcome!
 
Please register early.  Space is limited.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Date: Monday November 18, 2013
Time: 12:30 – 1: 00 PM Registration | 1:00 - 2:00 PM Panel (Lunch will not be provided. We welcome you to bring your lunch.)
Registration Deadline: November 13, 2013
MCLE: 1 Credit Transitional & Nontransitional Professional Practice CSUSA is a NY CLE approved provider. Based on 50 minutes.
 
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E M to E 53RD ST and 5TH AVE 2 min walk
4 6 E M to E 53RD ST and LEXINGTON 6 min walk
N Q R to CENTRAL PARK S (W 59TH ST) and 5TH AVE 6 min walk
B D F M toW 50TH ST and AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS (6TH AVE) 7 minute walk

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