Deadline to Submit Initial Public Comments to USCO on Whether to Continue Existing Designations of MLC and DLC

Deadline

On January 30, the U.S. Copyright Office published a notification of inquiry required by the Music Modernization Act regarding whether the existing designations of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) and Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC) should be continued. This is the first of the review processes that the Copyright Office is statutorily required to conduct every five years. […]

Copyright Society Copyright 101 Webinar

For anyone looking to learn key copyright concepts, how copyright is different than other types of intellectual property, and how it applies in everyday situations, please be sure to join the Copyright Society for its Copyright 101 event. For additional information and to register to attend, please click here.

USCO Monthly Recordation System Webinar

Webinar

The U.S. Copyright Office will hold its next webinar to keep the public updated on the Office’s optimized Recordation System. Separate from the Office’s registration application, the new recordation module allows users to electronically transfer their copyrights to someone else. The webinars will “cover announcements about the module, important reminders, frequently asked questions, and a live Q&A […]

Authors Guild Foundation Gala

Pier Sixty, 60 Chelsea Piers, New York City, NY

The Authors Guild will host its 32nd Annual Foundation Gala at Pier Sixty in New York City. During the event, W. Paul Coates and Black Classic Press will be honored with the Authors Guild Foundation Publisher Award for Distinguished Service to the Literary Community; Heather Cox Richardson will receive the Baldacci Award for Literary Activism; and […]

WIPO U.S. Summer School on Intellectual Property

Online

Time: All day (weekdays-only for two weeks) The Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School is partnering with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to host the seventh iteration of the 2024 WIPO U.S. Summer School on Intellectual Property. This two-week summer course will be held online-only to accommodate participants from all […]

VLANY Webinar on Contract Essentials for Filmmakers

Webinar

The New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLANY) is hosting a four-part Film and TV Workshop Series that will address the legal essentials of filmmaking. The four sessions will cover vital legal aspects for filmmakers, from contract negotiation strategies and rights clearances to music licensing and option agreements. The first session will focus on Contract […]

Copyright Society Annual Meeting

Cleveland Marriott at Key Tower, Cleveland, OH and online

The Copyright Society’s 2024 Annual Meeting, which will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, will provide members of the copyright and entertainment industries with two and a half days of copyright law panels, networking opportunities, and other events. For additional information and registration, please click here.

A2IM Indie Week

New York City, NY

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) will host Indie Week in New York City, NY. Held annually, Indie Week is the largest gathering of the independent music community. Running for more than 15 years, and with over 1200 attendees, it features 60 panels and workshops, 1800 curated business meetings, and countless opportunities for the […]

Copyright Society Update on USCO Initiatives

The Copyright Society is hosting an event to provide an update on U.S. Copyright Office initiatives throughout 2024, including recent developments and upcoming efforts provided by Office staff. For additional information and to register to attend, please click here.

A2IM Libera Awards

Gotham Hall, New York City, NY

The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) will host the Libera Awards program, one of the largest celebrations of global independent music. The awards celebrate the successes of the independent music community, including the artists who create the music and the labels that release and promote it. The 2024 awards will include a multi-course dinner […]

CCC Course on Copyright 101 for Academia

Webinar

Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is hosting an instructor-led course titled Copyright 101 for Academia. The class will provide “a look at copyright law and its impact on college and university faculty, staff members, and students in colleges and universities.” The course will offer group discussions, an analysis of real-world scenarios to help provide a foundational understanding of […]

VLANY Webinar on Rights and Clearance Misconceptions (Part Two)

Webinar

The New York Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLANY) is hosting a four-part Film and TV Workshop Series that will address the legal essentials of filmmaking. The four sessions cover vital legal aspects for filmmakers, from contract negotiation strategies and rights clearances to music licensing and option agreements. This session, which is part two of […]