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When: January 30, 2020
11:30-12:30pm Lunch; 12:30-2pm Program
Where: Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA  90211
United States


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Copyright and the California Coast

The Register of Copyrights' Annual Presentation in Los Angeles

 

The Southern California Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA is pleased to invite the copyright and entertainment community to our annual landmark event: “Copyright and the California Coast,”  the annual Los Angeles luncheon address and presentation by our special guest, Karyn A. Temple, U.S. Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Register will report on developments in the Copyright Office, including recent policy studies and regulatory matters. The Copyright Society's Southern California Chapter presents this annual event as an important connection between Washington D.C. and the Copyright Office and the California creative and legal community.

Accompanying the Register and assisting in the presentation will be Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education, Catherine Zaller Rowland, who advises on a full range of policy, legal, and governance issues relating to the United States Copyright Office and its agency responsibilities.

 

SPEAKERs:


Karyn A.Temple

Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office

Karyn A. Temple serves as the 13th Register of Copyrights and the Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. Appointed by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on March 27, 2019, Temple leads a 400-person workforce and directs the administration of important provisions of the United States Copyright Act, Title 17. Temple is the first African-American Register of Copyrights.

Prior to her appointment, Temple served in several different roles within the Copyright Office. She served as Acting Register of Copyrights from October 21, 2016 to March 26, 2019. Temple also previously served as Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs for the United States Copyright Office from January 30, 2013 to October 21, 2016. As Associate Register, she assisted the Register of Copyrights with critical policy functions of the Copyright Office, including domestic and international policy analyses, legislative support, and trade negotiations. She directed the Office of Policy and International Affairs, which represents the Copyright Office at meetings of government officials concerned with the international aspects of intellectual property protection, and she provided regular support to Congress and its committees on statutory amendments and construction. From 2011 to 2013, she served as senior counsel in the Office of Policy and International Affairs.

Before joining the Copyright Office in 2011, Temple served as senior counsel to the deputy attorney general of the United States, assisting with the formulation of U.S. Department of Justice policy on sensitive legal issues and helping to manage the department’s Task Force on Intellectual Property. She also spent several years in private practice at the Recording Industry Association of America and at the law firm Williams & Connolly, LLP. She began her legal career as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division through its Honors Program and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Nathaniel R. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Temple earned her JD from the Columbia University Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She earned her BA in English from the University of Michigan.

 

Catherine Zaller Rowland
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education

In her position, Rowland oversees PIE as it provides authoritative information about the copyright law to the public and establishes educational programs. PIE publishes the copyright law and other provisions of Title 17; maintains a robust and accurate public website; creates and distributes a variety of circulars, information sheets, and newsletters, including NewsNet; responds to public inquiries regarding provisions of the law, explains registration policies, procedures, and other copyright-related topics upon request; plans and executes a variety of educational activities; and engages in outreach with various copyright community stakeholders.


Rowland joined the Office in 2010 as attorney-advisor for the Office of the General Counsel. From 2012 to 2015, she served as senior counsel for policy and international affairs. In February 2015, Rowland was appointed senior advisor to the United States Register of Copyrights. In that position, she assisted the Register on a full range of policy, legal, and governance issues relating to the United States Copyright Office and its agency responsibilities. Her duties have included a wide range of statutory and regulatory functions, including assisting with policy studies and rulemakings, representing the United States as a member of intergovernmental delegations at trade negotiations, and co-chairing public hearings.

Before joining the Office, she spent several years in private law practice in Washington, DC, where she represented a variety of companies in intellectual property matters. Rowland began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. N. Carlton Tilley Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Rowland earned her JD from William and Mary Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She earned her BA in political science from American University.

 

TICKETS:

CSUSA Members: $45
Non-Members: $55

Luncheon menu includes choice of prime rib, chicken, salmon, or veggie pasta.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Sponsorships for this widely regarded and annually sold out event are available now. In return for their valuable support, sponsors will receive: national and international promotion in CSUSA marketing and announcements as sponsors of a premiere CSUSA event, two free reserved seats and special acknowledgement at the event. Sponsors may also reserve an entire table at no additional cost for their guests with purchased tickets. Please send an email to LA@csusa.org to coordinate seating.  Click the button below to reserve today!  Deadline for sponsorship: December 1, 2019.



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