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Mid-Winter Meeting
February 14-16, 2013
Omni Austin Downtown
Austin, Texas

Full Meeting Agenda

Attendee List

CLE Information
CSUSA is applying for 420 minutes and 60 ethics minutes of CLE credit

Hotel Reservations
Housing Deadline: January 22

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 1



Thursday, February 14:
5:30pm - 6:00pm   Registration
5:30pm - 6:00pm   First-Time Attendee Reception
6:00pm - 7:30pm   Welcome Reception

Friday, February 15:
8:00am - 8:50am   Breakfast
8:50am - 9:00am   Opening Remarks

9:00am - 10:30am   Library and Education Exceptions in the U.S. and Canada
Nancy E. Wolff, Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP
L. Amy Blum, University of California, Los Angeles
Casey Chisick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Sanford G. Thatcher, Penn State University Press
Chris Weston, U.S. Copyright Office
Course Materials:
Hathitrust Decision
GSU Decision
Alberta (Education) v Access Copyright 2012 SCC 37
Copyright Board Decision (Redetermination) Access Copyright Educational Institutions 2005 2009
Veoh Supplmental Brief 2012
PowerPoint - L. Amy Blum
AIME Judgment
UCLA Dismissed with Prejudice
Review of Aufderheide
PowerPoint - Casey Chisick
Overview of the Libraries and Archives Exception in the Copyright Act: Background, History, and Meaning
The Section 108 Study Group Report

10:30am - 10:45am   Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:15pm   User-Generated Content & Social Media
Thomas P. Lane, Winston & Strawn LLP
Anthony Falzone, Pinterest, Inc.
Jessica Fingerhut, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Joseph Gratz, Durie Tangri LLP
Course Materials:
Anonymous Online Speakers
Lenz Order Denying Motions for Summary Judgement
McVicker v King
Perfect 10 v Google
Sedersten v Taylor
Supplemental Brief 2012
UMG v Veoh(9th-Cir)
Veoh 2008 Decision
Veoh 2009 Decision
Veoh Order Requesting Supp. Briefs 2012
Veoh Supplmental Brief 2012
Viacom Second Circuit Decision
Viacom v YouTube 2010 Decision
Canadian Copyright Act – User-generated Content Exception

12:15pm - 1:30pm   Lunch

1:30pm - 2:45pm
The View from the Copyright Office
Policy Priorities & Special Projects:

Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights
Technical Upgrades, Copyright Registration & More:
Doug Ament, Technology Director, U.S. Copyright Office
Chris Reed, Special Advisor, U.S. Copyright Office

2:45pm - 3:45pm   What You Need to Know NOW About Video Game Law
Stacy Allen, Jackson Walker LLP
Matthew Esber, former General Counsel of NCsoft
Amy E. Mitchell, Amy E. Mitchell, PLLC Emilio B. Nicolas, Jackson Walker LLP
Course Materials:
Recent Cases of Interest To the Video Game Industry

4:45pm - 8:30pm   Reception & Dinner

Saturday, February 16:
8:00am - 9:00am   Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am   International Developments: New Directions for Copyright?
Eric Schwartz, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Ben Allgrove, Baker & McKenzie
Fritz Attaway, Former Executive Vice President and Special Policy Advisor, Motion Picture Association of America, and private sector member of the U.S. delegation to the Beijing Audiovisual Works Treaty Diplomatic Conference
Mario Bouchard, Copyright Board of Canada
Martin Schaefer, Boehmert & Boehmert
Course Materials:
International Developments Outline - Eric Schwartz
PowerPoint Slides - Ben Allgrove
WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances - WIPO Press Release
WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances - Beijing Treaty Text
WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances - Summary of National and Regional Seminars
WIPO Instrument on the Needs of Visually Impaired Persons - Work of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
The "Bob Dylan" Case of the European Court of Justice and Current Developments in EU Legislation - Martin Schaefer

10:30am - 10:45am   Coffee Break

10:45am - 12:15pm   New Perspectives on the First Sale Doctrine
Oren Bracha, University of Texas School of Law
Seth Greenstein, Constantine Cannon LLP, Inc.
Ben Sheffner, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Sherwin Siy, Public Knowledge
Ben Sheffner, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Course Materials:
PowerPoint Slides - Ben Sheffner
2d Cir. Kirtsaeng Opinion
MPAA/RIAA Kirtsaeng Supreme Court Amicus Brief
9th Cir. Omega v. Costco Opinion
Digital Exhaustion

12:15pm - 1:15pm   Copyright, Ethics & Social Media:
What the Connected Lawyer Needs To Know

Raymond J. Dowd, Dunnington, Bartholow & Miller LLP
Course Materials:
Text to Copyright, Ethics & Social Media

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In Austin on Saturday?
Visit The Harry Ransom Center
for their current exhibit
Arnold Newman: Masterclass