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.
Due to the precautions made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, both the Annual Horace S. Manges Lecture and the Spring IP Speaker Series have been cancelled.
Center faculty and staff are pursuing university-recommended policies and will not be in the office; however, the Center remains reachable by email at [email protected].
This year's scheduled Manges Speaker, Karyn Temple, will join us in 2021. We deeply regret the necessity of the cancelation of our public programming.
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Annual Kernochan Center Symposium - October 4, 2019
The Kernochan Center's 2019 Annual Symposium, Exploring Copyrightability and Scope of Protection was an all-day event at Columbia Law School. For the Symposium's schedule and video of panels and speakers, please click here.
Currently from the Kernochan Center:
The Kernochan Center congratulates the winners of the 2019 prizes for graduating students!
Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize: Caitlin Jokubaitis, for her article "There and Back: Vindicating the Listener's Interests in Targeted Advertising in the Internet Information Economy."
Carroll G. Harper Prize: Sam Matthews, Thomas McTigue, and Jing Wang
The Michael D. Remer Memorial Award: Zachary Blumenfeld
News from the Kernochan Center:
July 1: June Besek selected as incoming Chair of the IPL Section of the ABA.
June 24-25: Jane Ginsburg took part in a conference on public international law and IP, sponsored by Humboldt University.
June 21-22, 2019: Jane Ginsburg participated in a conference in Berlin organized by the International Law Association to produce guidelines on intellectual property and private international law in transnational litigation.
May 23, 2019: Building a Responsible Art Market: The Kernochan Center co-hosted a conference on the latest regulatory developments affecting the art market and the practicalities of art transaction risk management.
May, 2019: Jane Ginsburg took part in the Columbia-Tokyo University exchange program, teaching four classes on US copyright law.
April 26, 2019: Jane Ginsburg participated on a panel with Judge Pierre Leval on fair use.
April 16, 2019: Spring IP Lunch Talk: Internet Service Provider Liability, with Michael Elkin, Winston & Strawn, who has litigated many cases involving ISP liability, and Andrew Bart, Jenner & Block.
April 15, 2019: The History of Copyright, a guest lecture with Laura Moscati, Sapienza Università di Roma.
April 9, 2019: Spring IP Lunch Talk: Developments in Fair Use, with Robert Clarida (CLS 1993), Reitler, Kailas and Rosenblatt, author of The Copyright Deskbook and co-author of the regular copyright law column in the New York Law Journal, and Dale Cendali, Kirkland and Ellis, who has litigated many high-profile copyright cases.
March 22, 2019: June Besek spoke on a Federalist Society Teleforum on the ALI’s Initiative to create a Copyright Restatement.
March 19, 2019: June Besek spoke on a panel addressing “Fair Use in the Digital Environment” at USC Gould School of Law’s 2019 Intellectual Property Institute.
March 12, 2019: Spring IP Lunch Talk: Hyperlinking and Right of Public Display, with Nancy Wolff, Cowan DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard, who frequently represents photographers, and Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangri, who has represented Google in several cases, including Authors Guild v. Google.
February 7, 2019: June Besek spoke on a panel at the Federal Bar Council’s 2019 Art Law and Litigation Conference on “What Is Art? How Copyright Law and the Arts Community Each Answer an Age-Old Question.”
January 17, 2019: Pippa Loengard presented on the fiduciary duties of joint authors at the New York City Bar Association's Entertainment Law Committee meeting.
January 5, 2019: June Besek spoke on creative works that are not protected by copyright at the AALS Annual Meeting on a panel entitled "Art and Cultural Industries: What Role for Intellectual Property and Copyright Law?".
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