Copyright Developments (from Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $70 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2020

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the September 2017 live seminar, 18th Annual Virginia Information Technology Legal Institute 2017.


In this session Tobey Marzouk discusses the latest copyright developments.

Specific topics covered include:

  • Copyright protection for features that are both functional and artistic
  • The fall and rise of copyright trolling
  • Is copyright registration required to sue for infringement?
  • Lawyer beware: Is copying a legal brief an infringement?
  • When can a winning party recover attorneys’ fees, and do the loser’s finances matter?
  • How long can you wait to sue for copyright infringement
  • DMCA safe harbor protection: Do’s and don’ts
 

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Faculty

FACULTY

Tobey B. Marzouk, Marzouk & Parry / Washington, DC

Tobey Marzouk formed the law firm of Marzouk & Parry in 1986 with a focus on Information Technology law counseling and litigation.  He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Copyright Law and Information Technology Law (2010 – 2017 and was named Copyright “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2013 Best Lawyers Washington, DC.  Mr. Marzouk has also been listed in the 2012 - 2017 Super Lawyers (Washington, DC) in the field of Intellectual Property.  He serves as Consulting Editor to Internet Law and Business and the Computer Law Reporter, leading legal journals of the high technology industry.  Mr. Marzouk has lectured extensively and served as an expert witness on copyright, licensing and information technology law and has authored three books on technology licensing and software and computer law, as well as numerous articles in national and international trade and legal journals. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.

MODERATOR AND PROGRAM CHAIR

John B. Farmer is a member of the Leading-Edge Law Group, PLC, an intellectual property (“IP”) boutique law firm in Richmond, Virginia.  He recently completed a three-year term as chairman of the Trademark Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He writes a monthly IP and technology law column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  He is listed in the top rank of Virginia IP attorneys by Chambers USA and listed for IP in Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Farmer is a past chair of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar.  He is a past president of the Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association.  He graduated from the University of Virginia and its law school.  After graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Donald S. Russell, Judge of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for the Honorable James C. Cacheris, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division.

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