Copyright Society of the USA

We are very pleased to report that the Copyright Society of the USA has invited the IAEL to present a panel--Beyond Berne and Borders: The Cross-Border Harmonization (or Not) of Digital Music Rights--at its meeting in New York City on September 20, 2013.   Please see the below announcement for further details.  IAEL members who wish to attend can enjoy the CSUSA rate by using promo code IAELSept20.


In Association with the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL) 

Beyond Berne and Borders: The Cross-Border Harmonization (or Not) of Digital Music Rights


For decades, music publishers, record labels and collecting societies have administered their rights on a country-by-country basis. This system functioned well when services generally operated within a single territory.However, advances in digital technology have enabled the advent of multi-territorial services, sparking a demand for "one-stop shopping" for the licensing of digital music rights. While each country has its own national copyright law, they are harmonized to some extent by the Berne Convention and other international agreements.Recently, however, the European Union has made further efforts to harmonize the process of cross-border licensing throughout Europe. Through the lens of digital music, this panel presentation will address how copyright licensing in the European Union differs from US practice, and how copyright licensing developments in Europe have impacted digital content delivery across borders.




·  Alexander Ross, Partner, Wiggin LLP (London)


·  Eric Lauvaux, Partner, NomoS (Paris)


·  Lee Knife, Executive Director, Digital Media Association (Washington, DC)


·  Jeff Liebenson (Moderator), Liebenson Law (New York, NY)


Date: Friday, September 20, 2013 Time:  12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Networking Reception (cash bar)            12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.: LUNCH              1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Program (Please note: event will end promptly)

Place: The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY

Cost: USD70.00 (members) USD85.00 (non-members) USD33.00 (students - Limited)

CLE: The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. is a NY CLE Approved Provider. This course is Transitional and Nontransitional, and provides1.0 Professional Practice Credit (based on 50 minutes).