Kernochan Center for Law,
Media and the Arts
The Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts was established to contribute to a broader understanding of the legal aspects of creative works of authorship, including their dissemination and use.
Our annual day-long symposium will be held on October 19, 2018, at Jerome Greene Hall.
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 7 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.
The Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition
The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment Arts & Sports Law (EASL) Section is sponsoring the annual Phil Cowan Memorial/BMI Scholarship Writing Competition. The competition solicits 12-15 page papers on entertainment-related topics, to be judged by committee. Two cash prizes of $2,500.00 are available; the deadline for submission is December 12, 2018. More information can be found here.
Currently from the Kernochan Center:
The Kernochan Center's Annual Symposium for 2018 will be held on October 19th. The symposium, which will focus on questions surrounding Right of Publicity, is entitled "Owning Personality: The Expanding Right of Publicity." Registration will open September 15, 2018. We hope you will join us!
Copyright Office Announces Open Application Period for Ringer Fellowships
The United States Copyright Office is now accepting applications for the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program. The fellowship, which runs eighteen- to twenty-four months, was created for attorneys in the initial stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional ability and interest in copyright law. Ringer Fellows work closely with senior attorneys and others in the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Policy and International Affairs, the Office and the Register, and the Office of Registration Policy and Practice on a range of copyright-related law and policy matters. Ringer Fellows serve as full-time federal employees for the term of their fellowships and are eligible for salary and benefits as permitted under federal law.
Additional details about the Ringer Fellowship, including the application process, can be found on the Barbara A. Ringer Copyright Honors Program website. Applications will be accepted through September 17, 2018.
News from the Kernochan Center:
August 3, 2018: June Besek was elected Vice Chair of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law.
July 11, 2018: Jane Ginsburg gave a lecture at Loyola University of Chicago, Rome summer program, on Vatican printing privileges and pre-copyright law.
July 5, 2018: Jane Ginsburg was at Universita del Salento, with a presentation entitled "E se l'autore fosse un computer ...."
July 3, 2018: Jane Ginsburg participated in a conference on A History of IP in 50 Objects at Universitat di Roma 3, giving a presentation on the 1593 Antonio Tempesta map of Rome.
June 27, 2018: Jane Ginsburg participated in a conference on IP and Artificial Intelligence at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, giving a talk on copyright law.
June 6, 2018: June Besek lectured on Legal Measures for Combatting Online Piracy in the U.S. at the International Conference on Intellectual Property and International Trade in Bangkok, Thailand.
May 30, 2018: Philippa Loengard spoke on "Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Digital Image Licensing" at Fordham University for the Copyright Society of the USA.
April 19, 2018: Jane Ginsburg participated in a panel on internation law at the annual ABA Section of International Law conference in New York City.
April 5-6, 2018: Jane Ginsburg spoke on U.S. (non)compliance with obligations under the Berne Convention at the Fordham Intellectual Property Conference.
March/April, 2018: June Besek was interviewed in Landslide on the subject of women in copyright law. The interview can be found here.
March 26, 2018: R. Bruce Rich delivered the 31st Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture for the Kernochan Center. Video footage is available on the Manges Lectures page.
March, 2018: Jane Ginsburg lectured on U.S. copyright law in the Anglo-American Business Law program at the Sorbonne.
January 25, 2018: Jane Ginsburg delivered lecture on artificial intelligence and copyright at the Science Gallery of Trinity College, Dublin.
November 15, 2017: Video footage of the 2017 Symposium, Exploring International Copyright's Gaps and Flexibilities, is now available on the dedicated page.
November 13, 2017: Jane Ginsburg delivered CSUSA's Meyer Lecture, "Intellectual Property as Seen by Barbie and Mickey: The Reciprocal Relationship of Copyright and Trademarks." Register here.
October 20 - Kernochan Center Hosted Invitation-Only Round Table on New York's Proposed Right of Publicity.
September 26, 2017: Pippa Loengard spoke at "ADR for Art and Cultural Heritage Disputes," a conference sponsored by Columbia University's Copyright Office and WIPO
June 5-9, 2017: Jane Ginsburg taught US Copyright Law at the European University Institute in Florence
June 1, 2017: June Besek spoke on Fair Use at Book Expo
May 18-20, 2017: June Besek attended and Jane Ginsburg spoke at ALAI Annual Congress
April 20-21, 2017: Jane Ginsburg and June Besek spoke at Fordham IP Conference
March 27, 2017: June Besek participated in "Fairness in Copyright," a panel discussion at the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Copyright Alliance and News Media Alliance
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