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Session Name: Politically Incorrect? Fair Use and Copyright for Songs in Political Campaigns
MeetingType: Chapter Meeting
Date: 01/11/11
Description: Recently, prominent musicians such as Jackson Browne, David Byrne and Don Henley have brought lawsuits for copyright infringement (among other claims) for the unauthorized use of their music in political campaigns. Which side wins in the battle of copyright versus political speech? Should unauthorized political campaign uses be considered Fair Use? If copyright actions in these cases are unsuccessful, could the plaintiffs have valid claims in Rights of Publicity or Trademark law?
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Speaker(s): Anthony Fletcher, Robert W. Clarida
Moderator(s): Jason Mazzone
Keywords: Fair Use, Infringement, Music