The Art of Litigating High Profile Copyright Cases

Friday, March 23, 2012 • 3:00 PM • Law School 4047Duke Law Events

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

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