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2019 CSUSA Annual Meeting Agenda

Unless otherwise noted, all panels and events take place at The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Please visit our main Annual Meeting registration page for further details. We hope you can join us!

    

Sunday, June 9

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
12:00 - 7:00 PM Registration
4th Floor, Harborside Foyer
12:00 - 2:00 PM

International Chapter Luncheon
It's All in the Contract - or Is It? 
Will the Contract Law Provisions of the New EU Copyright Directive Affect U.S. Contracts for Exploitations of Works and Performances within the EU?

While there has been much discussion about several articles in this new directive, a number of important articles did not readily reach the front pages of newspapers and internet websites. Articles 18 to 23 of the new EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market address issues like fair remuneration for both authors and performers in exploitation contracts, transparency, contract adjustment, and right of revocation. What does this mean for situations where producers or publishers having concluded deals and transactions with certain contributors to a film or a sound recording or other work, will have to navigate likely new national laws of 28 (or 27, depends) member states? Who are the producers and the sub-licensees against whom European authors and performers will be able to enforce the aforementioned rights in the online environment? For instance: can social media be regarded as content "producers", for the purposes of the new directive, whenever creative works originate from users of these services?  
 
This session aims to take a practical look at these new obligations to identify issues for practitioners.  Presentations by experts from both sides of the Atlantic will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience.
 

Speakers:

Jeremy Goldman
Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC, Los Angeles, CA

Giuseppe Mazziotti
EU Fulbright Scholar and Emile Noël Global Fellow at New York University School of Law, New York City
 
Martin Schaefer
Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin
 
Maria Strong (Moderator)
Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy & International Affairs, U.S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C.


Tickets: $65 and includes lunch

Tickets may be purchased when registering for the conference or separately by clicking here.


4th Floor, Laurel Room
2:00 - 4:00 PM

CSUSA Executive Committee Meeting

4th Floor, Essex Room
4:30 - 5:30 PM  CSUSA Trustee Meeting  4th Floor, Essex Room
6:30 - 7:00 PM First-Time Attendee Reception

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salon C

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Join Copyright Society members and guests for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking. Guest tickets are available and may be purchased at check-out.

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom. Salon C

8:00 PM Dinner on Your Own

 

Monday, June 10

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salon C
7:30 - 8:30 AM  CSUSA Chapter Chair Meeting 4th Floor,
Essex Room A/B
8:45 AM

Welcome
Glenn Pudelka, CSUSA President

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session 1
View from the Copyright Office

The Honorable Karyn A. Temple
Register of Copyrights & Director of the U.S. Copyright Office

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
10:00 AM Coffee Break
4th Floor,
Harborside Foyer
10:30 AM -
12:00 PM
 

Session 2
Recent Developments in Copyright Law

Join Bob & Tom for a fast-paced, action-packed review of the year's most important copyright developments. A highlight of every Annual Meeting!

Speakers:

Robert W. Clarida
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC

Thomas Kjellberg
Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman P.C.

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
12:00 PM Break  
12:15 - 1:15 PM

Session 3
Reclaiming Rights Under Section 203:
Who can play the Terminator?

Section 203 of the Copyright Act provides creators and their heirs with a unique opportunity to reclaim rights in a work by terminating any transfers or licenses 35 years after the date of assignment. Commonly known as termination rights, the provisions of Section 203 are meant to give authors of creative works a chance to reclaim rights they may have assigned without bargaining power or a full understanding of the value of the underlying work. While termination rights have been successfully invoked by musicians, songwriters, and other creators in the past, 203 contains an important exclusion for works made for hire—the definition of which is now being challenged by two lawsuits brought by recording artists against major labels.

This panel will bring together academics, industry professionals, and creators to discuss the history of Section 203 and explore the significance of cases set to test the boundaries of 203 and what it means for authors of creative works to get a “second bite at the apple.”

Speakers:

Timothy C. Matson
Counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP

Jay Rosenthal
Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Lita Rosario
Principal, WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting

Prof. Tyler Ochoa
High Technology Law Institute,
Santa Clara University School of Law

Kevin Madigan (Moderator)
Deputy Director, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School | George Mason University

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
1:30 - 2:30 PM

Luncheon & Annual Members Meeting

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salon C
2:30 PM Free Time - Optional Activities Below!
 
2:45 - 5:30 PM

Babe Ruth Birthplace & Museum Tour

George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born February 6, 1895 at 216 Emory Street, a Baltimore row house that is now just a long fly ball from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Exhibits depict the historic house and life and times of Babe Ruth. In 1983, the operation expanded to become the official museum of the Baltimore Orioles, the team that signed Ruth to his first professional contract. In 1985, the Mayor of Baltimore, William Donald Schaefer, designated the Museum as the official archives of the Baltimore Colts, who had departed the previous year for Indianapolis. Join us on this private guided tour of the collection.

Tickets: $8 / Includes shuttle

Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand for Shuttle Bus
@ 2:40 PM
2:45 - 6:00 PM 

B&O Railroad Museum Tour: The War Came By Train

Journey back to 1827 and see how a small group of Baltimore businessmen came together to fund a new type of transportation, the B&O Railroad. Our tour will explore the most extensive Civil War period locomotives and rail cars in North America. We'll see the B&O’s “Iron Horses” that moved hundreds of thousands of soldiers and tons of supplies for the Union war effort and hear the personal stories of the men and women who lived or worked along railroad lines.

Tickets: $28 / Includes shuttle

 
Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand for Shuttle Bus
@ 2:40 PM
3:00 - 6:00 PM

Copyright Classic XXXV

Join us for the 35th annual Copyright Classic softball game, and vie for the 2019 Champion Title! All are welcome to play or cheer from the sidelines.

Tickets: $35

Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand for Sports Shuttle Bus @ 2:50 PM
3:00 - 6:00 PM

33rd Annual Kate McKay Tennis Tournament

Join CSUSA member and guest players at our annual tennis tournament. All our welcome!

Tickets: $35

Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand for Sports Shuttle Bus @ 2:50 PM
 
3:30 - 5:30 PM

National Heritage Area Walking Tour

Experience Baltimore’s unique heritage on this guided walking tour of three distinct areas of the city: the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and historic Jonestown. Our route will pass by the USS Constellation, Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, the Carroll Mansion, and the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

Tickets: $15

Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand
@ 3:20 PM
7:00 - 10:00 PM

Dinner & Reception
Sponsored by Fross, Zelnick, Lehrman & Zissu

Join us at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for cocktails, mingling and dinner as we celebrate Fross Zelnick's 50th Anniversary!  

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

Baltimore Museum
of Industry

Meet in Main Lobby behind the Bell Stand for Shuttle Service
Beginning @ 6:50 PM
10:00 PM - ??

After Party

Don't miss the Copyright Society house band,
Crude Humble & Obvious
and special guests!

The Tin Roof,
32 Market Place

Return shuttles will make a stop at The Tin Roof on their way back to the hotel.

 


Tuesday, June 11

TIME
EVENT LOCATION
7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salon C
7:30 - 8:30 AM  Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA Editorial Board Meeting
4th Floor,
Essex Room A/B
8:45 AM

Welcome
Glenn Pudelka, CSUSA President

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session 1
First Sale, The Right of Reproduction, and Redigi:
Where Are We Now? And Where Do We Go From Here?

Following the recent decision in Capitol Records v. Redigi, are there still prospects for a secondary market in digital works? Are there non-infringing ways to distribute digital content after the first sale? Do we need to rethink placing the right of reproduction at the heart of copyright law? And could blockchain technology help us find a way forward? Join us as we explore these questions and the future of copyright law in the digital age.

Speakers:

Michelle Wu
Associate Dean for Library Services & Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Bill Rosenblatt
Founder & President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

Rick Sanders
Aaron & Sanders, PLLC

 

Bhamati Viswanathan, S.J.D. (Moderator)
Author, "Cultivating Copyright: How Creative Industries Can Harness Intellectual Property to Survive the Digital Age" (Routledge)

 

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
10:00 AM Coffee Break
4th Floor,
Harborside Foyer
10:30 - 11:30 AM 

Session 2
Copyright Issues in a Data Driven Economy

Data drives many aspects of today’s economy, from enabling targeted marketing to consumers, to improving business processes, to facilitating quicker and more effective research and development.  Intangible assets such as data “owned” by U.S. companies have been estimated to comprise $8 trillion, half of the market capitalization of the S&P 500, and is fueling a drive to update Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to account for this value.  But the notion of “ownership” of data remains poorly understood, and understanding the role of copyright in protecting data is essential to this analysis.
 
Our panelists will discuss the scope and challenges of protection of data by copyright, and how that might support a claim of “ownership” of data. We will discuss the challenges facing the compilation copyright available for traditional databases, the ways in which the copyright in data management software can help create “ownership” of the managed data, and the role of DRM and the DMCA in further creating credible claims to ownership.

Speakers:

Michael W. Carroll
Professor of Law & Faculty Director, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law

Matthew B. Glotzer
Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy, Intertrust

Li Reilly
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Fareportal

Stephen D. Zinda
Associate, Intellectual Property & Technology, Blank Rome

 

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B
11:30 AM Break  
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Session 3
A View from the Inside:
In-House Counsel Discuss Their Copyright Law Priorities

In-house counsel, from a diverse set of companies, will discuss the cases, developments and issues – domestic and foreign – that are currently on their desks and on their minds, and what issues and cases they are currently monitoring. Also, the panelists will be asked: if you could waive a wand and change U.S. copyright law, what changes would you like to see, and, what changes in copyright law, including case developments, do you most fear?

Speakers:

Daniel Cooper (Moderator)
SVP, Intellectual Property, NBCUniversal

Erica Carter
Associate Counsel, Sesame Workshop

Gena Feist
Senior Counsel, Rockstar Games; Associate General Counsel, Take-Two Interactive

Anil George
Vice President & Assistant General Counsel – Intellectual Property, NBA Properties, Inc.

4th Floor,
Harborside Ballroom, Salons A/B

 

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