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Friday, March 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CLE 2: Licensing Made Difficult: Issues Clearing Music Rights

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Licensing music is often a difficult exercise, even for professionals. At the same time, advances in digital distribution and production technology make it easy to participate in culture, including through the production of user-generated content and music mashups. Is it time to retool copyright? Solutions to make licensing music easier include registries, compulsory licenses, and voluntary collective licensing. The panel explores today’s music licensing challenges and the proposals to alleviate them, including the latest from the Copyright Office.

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Mark Avsec

Partner, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Mark E. Avsec is a partner and Vice-Chair of the Innovations, Information Technology & Intellectual Property Practice Group of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP. Mr. Avsec provides general legal support to various types of museums, technology, consumer products, media, music... Read More →
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Jeff Liebenson

Principal, Liebenson Law
Jeff Liebenson is President of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, and a Principal of Liebenson Law in New York City.
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Tim Matson

Atty, Lommen Abdo PA
Tim Matson is a transactional lawyer, litigator and intellectual property attorney with over 20 years of experience representing musicians, filmmakers, media talent, writers, visual artists and other creators of artistic works in all aspects of their entertainment careers. Tim has... Read More →
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Christine Pepe

AVP Business & Legal Affairs, ASCAP
Christine Pepe is the AVP Business & Legal Affairs at the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), the nation's leading performing rights organization. At ASCAP, Ms. Pepe structures and negotiates a wide variety of license agreements with various music users, including... Read More →

Friday March 20, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 9BC

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