May 23, 2019 - Building a Responsible Art Market
The Kernochan Center, together with the Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative, hosted a conference on best practices for art transaction risk management and recent developments in regulation of the art market.
April 16, 2019 - Internet Service Provider Liability
Michael Elkin, Winston & Strawn, and Andrew Bart, Jenner and Block, gave a talk on the circumstances under which internet service providers may be liable for infringing materials.
April 9, 2019 - Developments in Fair Use
Robert Clarida (CLS 1993), Reitler, Kailas and Rosenblatt, and Dale Cendali, Kirkland and Ellis, discussed recent fair use cases and whether they might change the scope of fair use.
March 12, 2019 - Hyperlinking and Right of Public Display
Nancy Wolff, Cowan DeBaets, Abrahams and Sheppard, and Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangri, presented opinions on hyperlinking and the right of public display which were informed by their experience on the topic.
March 5, 2019 - First Sale and “Controlled Digital Lending”
Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director, Authors Guild and Jonathan Band, Jonathan Band PLLC, debated the merits of "Controlled Digital Lending" of library materials.
February 12, 2019 - Music Modernization Act
Karyn Temple (CLS 1997), Acting U.S. Register of Copyrights and Jacqueline Charlesworth, Covington and Burling (and former General Counsel of the U.S. Copyright Office) discussed the MMA and their roles in drafting it.
February 5, 2019 - Nonconventional Copyright
Jay Dougherty (CLS 1981), of Loyola Law School, and Cathay Smith, Alexander Blewitt III School of Law, University of Montana discussed the difficulties of copyright for nonconventional works, such as magic acts and food arrangement.
September 25, 2018 - Young Alumni Panel
Three alumni offered current students their perspectives on working in IP law as recent graduates of Columbia Law School.
August 28, 2018 - Kernochan Center Welcome
The Kernochan Center welcomed 1Ls to Columbia Law School and offered an introduction to the Center's work and opportunities.
April 17, 2018 - Section 512 Notice and Takedown
Michael Elkin (Winston & Strawn, LLP) and Jennifer Pariser (Motion Picture Association of America) discussed Section 512 notice and takedown.
April 10, 2018 - Copyright Fair Use Update
Robert Clarida (Reitler, Kailis & Rosenblatt) and Claudia Ray (Kirkland & Ellis) gave a joint lecture on Copyright Fair Use.
March 6, 2018 - Google v. Oracle and Computer Software Interoperability/Copyright
Sarang Damle (U.S. Copyright Office) and Joseph Gratz (Durie Tangri) gave a dynamic lunchtime talk on Google v. Oracle and the extension of copyright to software which draws on existing libraries of code.
February 27, 2018 - Copyright Protection for Useful Articles After Star Athletica
Rob Kasunic (U.S. Copyright Office) joined Jane Ginsburg (CLS, Kernochan Center) to discuss the application of the Star Athletica decision to copyright protection for useful articles.
February 13, 2018 - Digital First Sale and Capitol Records v. ReDigi
Jonathan Band, Esq. (Policy Bandwidth) and Eleanor Lackman (Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP) joined us for a talk on Capitol Records v. ReDigi and its implications for distribution and copying as applied to digital files.
February 6, 2018 - Copyright from a Composer's Perspective
Composer and librettist Derrick Wang (Peabody Institute), Jeffrey Cunard (Debevoise & Plimpton), and Jane Ginsburg (CLS, Kernochan Center) gave a lunchtime talk on copyright as it applies to performance, recording, and distribution of music from a composer's perspective.
November 18, 2017 - First Amendment, Politics and Social Media
Clay Calvert (Marion Brechner First Amendement Project, University of Florida), Katie Fallow (Knight Institute) and John Samples (Cato Institute) joined us for a discussion of what role the First Amendment plays when politicians (and others) use social media to disseminate their political messages.
September 18, 2017 - Alumni in the Media and Arts
Alumni working in tech, the arts and IP joined us to discuss how they found their current jobs and what they wish they had known in Law School. Panelists included Elyse Dreyer '04, Sotheby's; Amin Kassam '01, Bloomberg; Jenna Skoller '15 Skadden Arps LLP; Vera Zlatarski '99, Carnegie Hall.
October 6, 2017 - Symposium 2017: Exploring International Copyright's Gaps and Flexibilities
At our annual Symposium, leading experts analyzed the gaps and flexibilities within copyright’s international framework – and posited how they might be navigated to support meaningful reform even in the absence of textual change.