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2017 CSUSA Annual Meeting Program Materials

2017 Annual Meeting Program Materials


  Monday, June 5
9:15 AM

Opening Remarks
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Session 1
View from the U.S. Copyright Office
Karyn Temple Claggett, Acting Register of Copyrights


  1. U.S. Copyright Office, Software - Enabled Consumer Products (2016) 
  2. Final Rule for Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement 
  3. Final Rule of Removal of Personal Identifiable Information from Registration Records
  4. Final Rule for Copyright Office Technical Amendments 
  5. Final Rule for Technical Amendment to DMCA Designated Agent Rule 
  6. Final Rule to Address the Disruption of Copyright Office Electronic Systems 
  7. Final Rule for Authentication of Electronic Signature on Electronically Filed Statements of Account 
  8. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Modernizing Document Recordation 

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break


10:50 - 12:20 PM

Session 2
Annual Round-Up of Cases

Bob Clarida
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Tom Kjellberg
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C.


  1. Copyright Review 2017 "Recent Developments In Copyright." 


12:20 - 12:30 PM



12:30 - 1:30 PM

Session 3
Sound + Vision: Challenges in Evaluating Substantial Similarity of Musical Works


Cynthia S. Arato
Shapiro Arato LLP

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa
University of California, Irvine School of Law

Judith Finell
Judith Finell MusicServices, Inc.

Helene M. Freeman
Phillips Nizer LLP


  1. Outline 
  2. "A Musical Work is a Set of Instructions" by Olufunmilayo Arewa 
  3. Preliminary Report: Comparison of "Got to Give It Up" and "Blurred Lines"  

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Lunch & CSUSA Members Meeting

  Tuesday, June 6
9:15 AM Opening Remarks
Nancy Wolff, CSUSA President

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Session 1
Trouble on the Horizon: Copyright Pirates' New Strategies


Jon Berroya
Vice President, Legal Affairs,
Entertainment Software Assocation (ESA)

Joseph V. DeMarco
DeVore & DeMarco LLP

Gabriel Miller
Vice President Content Protection, Legal & Policy,
Paramount Pictures

M. Luisa Simpson
Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy, Association of American Publishers


Nancy Kopans
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary,


  1. Outline 
  2. Elsevier Inc., v. Sci-Hub, No. 15-cv-4282 (RWS) (Complaint) 
  3. Elsevier Inc., v. Sci-Hub, No. 15-cv-4282, Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff 
  4. Elbakyan Letter to Court 
  5. Elsevier Inc., v. Sci-Hub, 15 Civ. 4282 (S.D.N.Y 2015) 

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break


11:00 AM -
12:00 PM

Session 2
The 411 About Internet of Things (IoT) Data


Robert J. Kasunic
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy & Practice, U.S. Copyright Office

Peter Lam
Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property, GE Power

Gerard Lewis
SVP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer,
Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Christina Peters
Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Regulatory Initiatives
IBM Corporation


Chad Rutkowski
Partner, BakerHostetler


  1. Outline 
  2. The Internet of Things: Where Privacy and Copyright Collide 
  3. The Photographer's Copyright - Photograph as Art, Photograph as Database by Justin Hughes 


12:00 - 12:15 PM



12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Sis boom bah? Should Makers of Useful Articles Be Cheering
About Star Athletica?


Peter W. Bressler
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Owner, Pbressler,LLC and Founder, Bresslergroup, Inc.

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth
Covington & Burling

Michael Risch
Associate Dean of Faculty Research & Development and Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law


Cynthia Dahl
Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School


  1. Outline 
  2. Direct Technologies, LLC., v. Electronic Arts, Inc., Nos. 14-56266, (9th Cir.) (2016) 
  3. Functionality and Graphical User Interface Design Patents (17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 53) (2013) 
  4. Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 580 U.S. _ (2017) 

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