Friday, June 19, 2020
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM
This is the first of two webcasts being presented by Jim Jesse of Rock ’n’ Roll Law where he provides an overview of music copyright law by using The Rolling Stones’ career as a conceptual framework. Jim will provide an overview of this broad area of law and will drill down when necessary to discuss pertinent topics. In this webcast, Jim will cover the basics of music copyright law. You will learn:
– Jim Jesse; Rock ‘n’ Roll Law
8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Introduction to Copyright Concepts and the Legal Framework of a Band
Learn about the corporate and tax implications of forming a band, along with what should be included in a band’s operating agreement.
8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
What Is a Copyright and the Two Copyrights in Every Song
Learn about all the intellectual property a band or artist creates in addition to music. Discuss what is and what is not copyrightable, along with the two copyrights in every song.
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Copyright Duration – How and Why to Establish and Register Your Copyright
How long copyrights last, how to establish your copyright, and why it is important to register your copyrights. Also, learn the functions that Managers, Publishers, and Producers perform for a band.
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
How Songs Are Built and Originality
Discussion of how songs are built, originality, and why this can lead to even more copyright infringement actions.
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Burden of Proof and Defenses in Infringement Cases
What a plaintiff must prove and what defenses are available in music copyright cases.
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Top 10 Music Cases of All Time
Hear the music, the stories, and learn the law behind some of the most famous music copyright cases of all time.
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
Music in Movies, TV, and Commercials
Permissions needed to put songs into other mediums.
– Jim Jesse; Rock 'n' Roll Law
Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.5 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 3.5 credits.