Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Statutory Damages and the Tenenbaum Litigation

Joel Tenenbaum looks a lot like every other defendant who has been accused by the music industry of illegally sharing copyrighted work online, but with one key difference: his defense attorney is Harvard Law School Professor Charlie Nesson, and Nesson is out to turn his case into a public referendum not only on the music industry's efforts to enforce copyright through these direct-infringer suits, but also on the copyright rules that make the industry litigation possible.
This program engages Nesson's key arguments, focusing especially on Nesson's claim that copyright law's statutory damages regime runs afoul of constitutional protections against excessive and/or arbitrary civil damages awards.
Statutory Damages and the Tenenbaum Litigation
  • Professor Nesson
  • Steven Marks, General Counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America
  • Professor Catherine Sharkey, New York University
  • Professor Dan Markel, Florida State
  • Professor Thomas Colby, George Washington University
  • Moderating: Professor Doug Lichtman moderates, UCLE.
CLE credit:
California, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Illinois, Washington, and likely more via reciprocity. 
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