November 6, 2019 Brown Bag CLE: What’s Up with Music Copyrights?

Topic: What’s Up with Music Copyrights?

You may have heard about the recent Ninth Circuit en banc case concerning litigation over Led Zeppelin’s legendary rock song “Stairway to Heaven,” the $7.4 million jury verdict in favor of the Estate of Marvin Gaye, or the recent allegations of infringement against Katy Perry and Ed Sherran. And then there’s that massive new act passed by Congress last fall, the Music Modernization Act.  All of that may have left you wonder: What’s up with Music Copyrights?

Speakers: Please join Professor Lydia Pallas Loren of Lewis & Clark Law School for a review of the recent developments in the world of music copyrights.

Professor Loren teaches and writes in the fields of copyright, intellectual property and internet law. Her casebooks, COPYRIGHT IN A GLOBAL INFORMATION ECONOMY (5th Ed. Aspen 2019) (co-authored), and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (6th Ed. Semaphore Press 2018) (co-authored), are widely adopted at law schools throughout the United States. Professor Loren’s numerous law review articles address a broad range of copyright issues including whether fair use should be treated as an affirmative defense, ways to curb copyright owner abuse of takedown notices, approaches to statutory termination of transfer provisions, and the market failure approach to fair use. She also has published several articles in the area of music copyright, including Copyright Jumps the Shark: The Music Modernization Act (forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review). She currently serves as an associate reporter on American Law Institute’s first Restatement of Law, Copyrights. From 2014-2019, Professor Loren has served as president of the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA).  Professor Loren received her law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, Magna Cum Laude, member Order of the Coif.  Before joining the faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ralph B. Guy, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and practiced law with the Bodman firm in Michigan.

Materials: MusicCopyright_OSB_2019sm

MCLE Credit: Applying for one (1) general credit from the Oregon State Bar

Date: November 6, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Where: The Cleaners @ Ace Hotel Portland

403 SW 10th

Portland, OR 97205

(503) 228-2277


Please note updated registration instructions below. Due to a recent change in Bar policy, cash and checks are no longer accepted. You MUST pay by credit card or ACH using the following registration link:

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$20 – without lunch (you may bring your own lunch)

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*Law students: May attend for free depending on seat availability; email the registration contact person indicated below.

The organizer for this CLE is: The organizer for this CLE is: Cassandra Mercer, Lane Powell PC, [email protected]

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