Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Derivative Work - On-Demand MCLE

Recently, RDR books endeavored to publish  an unauthorized encyclopedia of all things Harry Potter. Warner Brothers filed suit, and the resulting litigation turned out to be a fascinating fight over the precise contours of copyright law's "derivative work" right.
In this audio we look back at that now-settled case, using it as a launching point from which to consider not only the scope of the derivative work right, but also some practical questions about when and whether a copyright holder ought to enforce such a right as against fan-produced materials.
Derivative Work
  • Warner Brothers' Senior Vice President Jeremy Williams
  • Opposing counself from the RDR case, Anthony Falzone of the Standford Fair Use Project
  • UCLA law professor Doug Lichtman (hosts)
Intellectual Property Colloquium
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