Kenneth N. Swezey Speaks on Copyright Terminations, at IPLI 2012

Kenneth N. Swezey will be presenting on Copyright Terminations at PLI’s Intellectual Property Law Institute 2012, Thursday, September 13th at 1:45pm at the Warwick Hotel, 65 West 54th Street, New York. (Click here to register and for CLE credit details). Mr. Swezey’s presentation will cover work-for-hire pre-1978 (and will overview Fifty-six Hope Road Music v.

“Robot & Frank” Opens Friday, August 24

Robot & Frank opens around the country Friday, August 24th. (And afrer a successful early opening in New York last week, it will add more theaters around the city this weekend). This near-future sci-fi dramatic comedy, (which won the Alfred P. Sloane Prize at Sundance), tells the story of Frank, a snarky elderly man with

CDAS Welcomes Xavier J. Correa

Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP is pleased to welcome Xavier J. Correa who joins the firm as a partner. Mr. Correa’s practice focuses on general corporate law, financial services software, IT licensing for financial institutions, financial and securities law including funding, secured transactions, payment, custody, clearing and settlement and international law. Mr. Correa has

The Hunger Games Continues to Slay at the Box Office

Update 8/17/12: The Hunger Games surpasses Harry Potter as the all-time bestselling book series (both e-book and print) on Amazon U.S. The film sells 3.8 million dvds and Blu-rays in its very first weekend. Update 4/16/12: The Hunger Games becomes the first movie since Avatar to top the box office for four weekends in a

Bloomberg Law & New York Law Journal on Marc H. Simon’s Unraveled

The award-winning documentary Unraveled, produced and directed by CDAS Partner Marc H. Simon, continues on Showtime through October 3, 2012, (click here for schedule. Unraveled is also available for purchase on iTunes where it remains in the Top 15). Unraveled will premiere on CNBC on Thursday, November 8 at 9pm and again at midnight EST.

DocuWeeks Film Festival Features Clients’ “Ricky on Leacock”

The DocuWeeks Film Festival launched today. In New York City at IFC, it begins today Friday, August 3, and runs through Thursday. August 30. In Los Angeles at Laemmle NoHo 7, it runs from Friday, August 10 through Thursday, August 30. Featured at the festival, Ricky on Leacock explores the life and work of the

“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” in Theaters

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry opened Friday, July 27, across the country. The acclaimed documentary — winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance for its “Spirit of Defiance” — offers an unprecedented look at Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic, named by the UK’s prestigious ArtReview as “the

Mary E. Rasenberger on Extra-Territorial Online Piracy

On Saturday, August 4, at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in Chicago, Mary E. Rasenberger will speak at the ABA’s Section on Intellectual Property Law, at the Open Forum’s “The Scope and Severity of Extra-Territorial Online Piracy and Counterfeiting”. Along with discussion of the key legislation, (COICA Act, PROTECT IP Act, OPEN

“Someone Marry Barry”

Today’s Hollywood Reporter looks at the upcoming comedy Someone Marry Barry, starring Tyler Labine, Damon Waynes, Jr. and Lucy Punch, which just wrapped production. The story follows three friends plotting to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend Barry by “marrying him off” — a plan that backfires when Barry’s new wife ends up as

Mary E. Rasenberger Speaks on Copyright Developments in China

On Wednesday, July 25 (10:30am — 2pm), Mary E. Rasenberger will be speaking at Fordham’s Luncheon Conference on Copyright Developments in China on the panel “Developments in Substantive Copyright Law”. Along with a focus on changes in substantive law, the conference will also address internet regulation, judicial trends and conflicts with other trends. The Intellectual