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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Monday, May 15 • 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Developments in Copyright: The Year in Review

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The legal landscape impacting the music business is continually shifting, moving forward in some regards, and backwards in others. This panel will examine important developments from the past year with respect to music and copyright, including the Songwriter Equity Act and other proposed legislation, cases involving sound recordings created before February 15, 1972, the DOJ consent decrees and fractional licensing, compulsory licenses under sections 114 and 115 of the copyright law, RMLC litigation and others. 

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Serona Elton

Assoc. Professor & Chair, Music Media & Industry, University of Miami
Serona Elton, Esq., is an associate professor, Director of the Music Business & Entertainment Industries Program, and Chair of the Music Media & Industry Department at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She also works for Warner Music Group as VP of Business Solutions... Read More →

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Joe DiMona

VP, Legal Affairs, BMI
Joe DiMona is VP of Legal Affairs at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). DiMona has handled a wide range of matters for BMI for over 20 years, including license fee litigation before the BMI rate court in the Southern District of New York, the negotiation and drafting of music performance license agreements, and handling Copyright Royalty Board compulsory license proceedings and copyright infringement actions against unlicensed music users. For three decades, DiMona has dealt extensively with legislative and regulatory copyright matters in Washington, D.C., including testifying at Copyright Office hearings. He is admitted to practice in New York State and District of Columbia, and is a member of the Recording Academy, the Copyright Society of the United States, the Association of Independent Music Publishers, the New York City Bar Association, and the American Bar Association Entertainment and Sports Forum. DiMona is on the board of the International Alliance of Literary... Read More →
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Gary Greenstein

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Gary Greenstein is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on intellectual property, licensing, and commercial transactions. He regularly represents a wide range of technology companies in licensing transactions with copyright owners in the music, film and television industries. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, Greenstein served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SoundExchange, Inc. and the VP of Business and Legal Affairs at the Recording Industry Association of America. Before joining the RIAA, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Arnold... Read More →
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John Simson

Executive-in-Residence/Program Director, American University/Fox Rothschild
John L. Simson is a practicing entertainment lawyer and is currently of counsel to the firm Fox Rothschild. He has been involved in the music industry since his 1971 signing as a recording artist. His career has included stints as a manager; an entertainment lawyer; an executive... Read More →

Monday May 15, 2017 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Music City Ballroom

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