Friday, June 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
This is the second 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. In this webcast, Jim will explore in-depth the exclusive rights you acquire when you have a copyright and what those basic rights mean under federal law. Learn how the music industry has changed over the years and how that affects the law, including all the revenue sources for music. All the while, listen to music and audio clips to elaborate on the law and follow the discography of The Stones as a case study. The focus will be on copyright infringement cases while listening to the songs in question. You will learn the basic rules regarding proving a copyright infringement case, along with defenses, and damages in a copyright action. Finally, Jim will switch the focus from The Rolling Stones to The Beatles in order to demonstrate the unique ethics issues faced when representing an organization, specifically when representing a band or artist. Specific emphasis will be placed on the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct (MRPC) 1.7 (Conflict of interest – current client); 1.13 (Organization as a client); 1.14 (Client with Diminished Capacity); and 2.1 (Role as Advocate).
– Jim Jesse; Rock ‘n’ Roll Law
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Gain an understanding about the right to reproduce your music, mechanical royalties and a deep dive into cover songs.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Distributing music in various forms and the first sale doctrine.
2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Learn about live performances, performing rights organizations and what businesses need to do to protect themselves.
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Digital Transmission and Streaming
Understand the two forms of radio and the difference in royalties, the new streaming music model and the digital revolution in music.
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
Derivatives and Sampling
Learn about the right to prepare derivative works and take a deep dive into the facets of music sampling.
3:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Public Display and Wrap Up of Rights and Revenue
Find out about the right to public display and lyrics. Wrap up all the rights and revenue streams songs generate, and learn 10 rules every artist or band should follow.
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Ethical Issues Regarding Band Representation and Organization
1.0 ethics credit applied for
Discussion of the ethical dilemmas in representing an organization that is a rock band. In this case, we will look at The Beatles as we discuss the unique issues in representing a band.
– Jim Jesse; Rock 'n' Roll Law
Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 3.5 CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 3.5 credits.