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  • Description

    An introduction to the basics of copyright law and to the affirmative defense of “fair use” which is often judicially expanding. This CLE course will explain the significance of the recently argued Supreme Court Google vs. Oracle case and its judicial interpretation of “fair use” and its impact. The course will also cover recent copyright regulations and the pending legislation on this issue.

  • Instructor Bio

    Cheryl Davis

    Cheryl L. Davis is General Counsel of the Authors Guild, where she oversees the organization’s legal affairs, including its in-house corporate affairs and management of literary estates. In addition to developing a wide variety of the organization’s written positions, policies, and statements, she participates in domestic and international public speaking engagements and conferences.

    She is a graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities and a former partner at Menaker & Herrmann LLP, where her practice focused on counseling clients on intellectual property issues and litigating copyright and trademark cases. She holds leadership positions in the following legal organizations: ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law (Literary Works Committee Chair), ABA Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Forum (Arts and Museums Vice Chair), New York State Bar Association, Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section (Diversity Committee Co-Chair), Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (Board member).