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2018 CSUSA Midwinter Meeting Agenda

Unless otherwise noted, all panels and events take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. Please visit our main Midwinter registration page for further details or call the CSUSA office at (212) 354-6401. We hope you can join us!


     

 

Thursday, February 1

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
2:00 - 6:00 PM Registration Desk Open Scarbrough Foyer
2:00 - 4:00 PM CSUSA Executive Committee Meeting Scarbrough 4-5
6:30 - 7:00 PM First-Time Attendee Reception Harborside Center East
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Join us as we kick off the 2017 Meeting!  Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and guest tickets are available.


Harborside Center East
8:00 PM Dinner on Your Own

 

Friday, February 2

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
8:00 - 9:00 PM Continental Breakfast
Harborside Center East
8:00 - 9:00 PM CSUSA Chapter Co-Chair Meeting Scarbrough One
9:15 AM

Welcome
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President

Scarbrough 2-5
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1
International Round-Up: Around the World in an Hour

From international court decisions and law reform to NAFTA and the TPP, a fast-paced, action-packed review of some of the year’s most important copyright developments from around the world.

Speakers:

Casey Chisick
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Martin Schaefer
Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin

Scarbrough 2-5
10:30 AM Coffee Break
Scarbrough Foyer
11:00 - 12:00 PM 

Session 2
Get it Live, Get it Anywhere, But Get it Legally:
The Challenges of Protecting Copyrighted Works in an Era of Live Streaming

Advancements in infrastructure, decreases in the cost of bandwidth, and the proliferation of direct-to-consumer platforms have all contributed to an increase in live streaming—which has impacted many industries, including film, television, music, and gaming. 

While live streaming offers rights holders new opportunities for reaching their audiences, it presents unique challenges with respect to protecting their copyrighted works. This panel will provide a closer look at some of those challenges, and what rights holders are doing to address them.

Scarbrough 2-5
12:00 PM Break  
12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Public Art as Provocateur

Public art has been the subject of several controversial headlines in recent years. From the uproar over Fearless Girl to violent clashes over the removal of Confederate monuments and the 5Pointz building, public art has the power to spark high emotions.

Join us for a panel discussion exploring the law’s role in encouraging or restricting provocative public. We will talk about the important impact of moral rights and freedom of speech on the public art life cycle from commissioning works to their final resting place.

Scarbrough 2-5
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Lunch & Keynote

Speaker:
Jon Baumgarten

“Did The Sky Fall? Fair Use Since Google Books”

Harborside Center East
2:30 PM Free Time - Optional Activities Below!
 
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Telfair Academy & Jepson Center for the Arts
Private Tour

A trip to Savannah would not be complete without a visit to the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center for the Arts. CSUSA guests will be met by a tour guide and escorted on a private walking tour of both museums, sharing Savannah history along the way. 

The Museums’ permanent collection of paintings, works on paper, photography, sculpture, and decorative arts contains over 4,500 objects from America, Europe, and Asia, dating primarily from the 18th-20th centuries - including Sylvia Shaw Judson’s Bird Girl, known for its appearance on the dust jacket of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

Tickets: $25

Meet in Main Lobby
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Historic District Trolley Tour with Admission to the Andrew Low House

Join us for a two-hour tour of the historic district on a private trolley with admission into the Andrew Low House. Owned by the Colonial Dames, the Andrew Low House is where Juliett Gordon Low was living when she founded the Girls Scouts in 1912. The house is beautifully furnished with period pieces belonging to the Gordon and Low families, and is a "must see" for Girl Scout aficionados and history lovers!

Guests will be transported back to the hotel at the conclusion of the tour. 

Tickets: $38

Meet in Main Lobby
7:00 -  9:00 PM

Dinner Reception at the Olde Pink House Mansion

Join fellow CSUSA members and guests for cocktails, mingling and dinner at the Olde Pink House. Built in 1771, this Georgian mansion is an outstanding example of colonial architecture and one of the few buildings to survive the fire of 1796.

Dinner reception is included in the registration price. Guest Tickets are available for purchase.

The Olde Pink House
23 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
(3 blocks from the hotel)

 


Saturday, February 3

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
8:00 - 9:00 PM Continental Breakfast
Harborside Center East
9:15 AM

Welcome
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President

Scarbrough 2-5
9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1
Cuban Copyright Law & Related Trade Regulations

This panel will provide an overview of copyright law in Cuba and relevant U.S.-Cuba trade regulations and their current and potential effects on artists and their works in both Cuba and the U.S. The discussion will explore questions related to the registration, protection, and licensing of the works of Cuban citizens, both in Cuba and in the United States, as well as the potential registration, enforcement, and monetization of U.S.-based works in Cuba (including public performance of U.S. works).

Scarbrough 2-5
10:30 AM Coffee Break
Scarbrough Foyer
11:00 - 12:00 PM 

Session 2
Innovation, Indemnification, and Insurance

As our businesses, creators, licensors, and licensees push boundaries and intentionally seek to disrupt industries, the indemnification and insurance provisions in agreements can become as or more important than the license grant itself.

This panel discussion explores the legal implications and practical realities of indemnifying another party, being indemnified, and procuring insurance for the parties in the event of a third-party claim.

Scarbrough 2-5
12:00 PM Break  
12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Strategic Issues in Adopting Guidelines on Unobjectionable "Fanworks"

In June 2016, CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures released a series of guidelines setting forth the circumstances under which they will not object to or file legal claims against fan films. The guidelines do not cover sampling or mash-ups, full-length feature films even if offered non-commercially for free, the sale of tickets or digital downloads for consideration, or the depiction of nudity, sexual activity, or "illegal or harmful activity." 

This panel addresses the strategic and long-term legal considerations involved in drafting, negotiating, and updating such guidelines, including potential implications relating to recourse to copyright and trademark remedies, and to the applicability of non-IP laws. Considerations of fanwork medium, nature of fan use, contests, control of fan content, and merchandising and cosplay by fans will be explored.

 

Scarbrough 2-5

 

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