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Copyright Society of the USA Annual Mid-Winter Meeting

Copyright Society of the USA Annual Mid-Winter Meeting

Copyright Society of the USA Annual Mid-Winter Meeting

Presented By: Copyright Society of the USA

About the Event

The Copyright Society of the USA, a non-profit organization established in 1953, is devoted to copyright law awareness and education. With headquarters in New York City and over 1,000 members nationwide, CSUSA’s mission is to foster interest in and advance the study and understanding of copyright law in literature, music, art, theater, motion picture, television, computer software, architecture, and other works of authorship, and their distribution through both traditional and new media.

Date / Time

February 1 - 3, 2018


Hyatt Regency
2 W Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Lizbeth Hasse, Esq.

Strategic Issues in Adopting Guidelines on Unobjectionable “Fanworks”
Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 12:15 - 1:15 PM ET

In June 2016, CBS Studios and Paramount Pictures released a series of guidelines setting forth the circumstances under which they will not object to or file legal claims against fan films. The guidelines do not cover sampling or mash-ups, full-length feature films even if offered non-commercially for free, the sale of tickets or digital downloads for consideration, or the depiction of nudity, sexual activity, or “illegal or harmful activity.” This panel addresses the strategic and long-term legal considerations involved in drafting, negotiation, and updating such guidelines including potential implications relating to recourse to copyright and trademark remedies, and to the applicability of non-IP laws. Considerations of fanwork medium, nature of fan use, contests, control of fan content, and merchandising and cosplay by fans will be explored.


Featured People

Lizbeth Hasse, Esq., FCIArb
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities
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