Joseph M. Beck, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, will discuss some of his major copyright cases including Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. v. CBS (confirming copyright in Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech), Authors Guild v. Google (the Google Book Search copyright infringement lawsuit), Authors Guild v. HaithiTrust (the new lawsuit against HathiTrust's nonprofit efforts to digitize orphan books), SunTrust v. Houghton Mifflin (the claim that "The Wind Done Gone" infringed "Gone With the Wind"), and Cabell v. Sony Pictures (the case involving the movie "You Don't Mess with the Zohan"). Mr. Beck will be joined by his associate Alison Roach, who assisted with many of these cases. He has received numerous accolades, and in 2010 was named Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by Intellectual Property Magazine. For more information, contact Balfour Smith at email@example.com.
Environmental Law Newsletter – 2017
Read about the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic’s first 10 years, a new book on regulating after crises, faculty scholarship, and more.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Prof. Siegel discuss the Court’s recent and upcoming terms, the importance of consensus, and Ginsburg’s legacy at D.C. Summer Institute event.
On the Ground
Students share their experiences working with asylum-seeking families at a south Texas detention center.
The Art of Litigating High Profile Copyright Cases
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