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Kernochan Center Symposium: Exploring Copyrightability and Scope of Protection

Friday, October 4th, 2019 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Oct 04
Friday, October 4th, 2019 @ 9:00am to 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

The form authorship takes has never been static, but in the 21st century, the changes seem to be happening at lightning speed. While forms of creative expression advance at a faster rate than the law, authors must grapple with how – and whether – copyright attaches to their creations. But this is not a new dilemma. And even where a work as a whole is entitled to copyright protection, key elements may be unprotectable under the merger doctrine or as scènes à faire. The 2019 Kernochan Center symposium, held in conjunction with the U.S. Copyright Office, will address these issues in Exploring Copyrightability and Scope of Protection. We hope you can join us.

Continental breakfast provided; lunch on participants' own.

Registration is required; participants may register here.


Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs. Under New York State CLE regulations, this live transitional and non-transitional CLE Program will provide 5.5 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety. Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit. Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers. On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference. Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there

Contact Info: 
Samara Weiss [email protected] 212-854-9073