Election season is upon us, and while music may not be the first thing that comes to mind amidst scandals, poll numbers, and innumerable primary debates, politicians’ use of theme songs almost inevitably becomes a hot-button issue for musicians, recording artists, and lawyers. Two presidential candidates have already angered artists who feel their music was misused during campaign rallies, but like many other musicians in the past, those artists will likely need to seek vindication by means other than copyright law – whether via endorsement theories, or in the court of public opinion.
CDAS Partner Eleanor M. Lackman will be participating in this PLI’s IP Issues in Business Transactions, which is scheduled for January 12-13, 2015. The event provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of the special considerations attached with Intellectual Property issues, while exploring the strategic role of IP in a company.
Ms. Lackman will be returning to the event as a faculty member, and will be speaking on a panel titled “Critical License Terms: A Clause by Clause Review”. More information regarding the event can be found here.