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School of Law | Symposium on Significant New Business Risks under Copyright Law

Symposium on Significant New Business Risks under Copyright Law

UDSL's Intellectual Property Law Society and the Program in Law and Technology will explore forthcoming changes to U.S. copyright laws during a special program on Thursday, March 11, in Keller Hall.

"The Brewing Storm on the Horizon: Terminations of Transfers Under the Copyright Act" will feature a presentation by Professor Lydia Loren from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, which begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and cocktails, is the latest in the Scholarly Symposia Series on Current Issues in Intellectual Property Law.

Loren will discuss the 1976 Copyright Act and its effect on the ownership or licenses of copyrights created after 1978, when the act went into effect. The act allows authors the opportunity to renegotiate the terms of any transfer or license 35 years after the original agreement was reached.

This little-talked about provision in the Copyright Act has the potential to create countless problems for authors, heirs and transferees. Understanding both the technical details and the underlying policy that Congress sought to achieve is paramount to weathering the storm that is brewing on the horizon.

Loren is the Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar at Lewis & Clark Law School. During the 2006-2007 academic year, she served as the first woman dean of Lewis & Clark Law School. An expert on intellectual property and copyright law, she is the coauthor of Copyright in a Global Information Economy. Loren has also published widely in law reviews on topics including music copyrights in the age of the Internet, criminal copyright infringement, the proper scope of the derivative work right in the digital age and economic analysis as it relates to the doctrine of fair use. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1992.

One and a half CLE credit hours are being offered for this symposium for a fee of $50. The deadline to RSVP is Thursday, March 4. To register, contact Nan Holler-Potter at 937-229-4676 or


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