In Lenz v. Universal Music, the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Fair Use of another’s copyrighted work is a right. It’s a revolution in copyright law – or is it?
Two titans of copyright – Corynne McSherry of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Ben Sheffner of the Motion Picture Association of America – make rare in-person appearances, square off, and get to the bottom of the debate raging over Fair Use. McSherry won the Lenz case, and will defend it. Sheffner sees it differently, and sets his views forth in no uncertain terms.
Originally Recorded 5/5/16
Jeff Kichaven, Moderator, Principal Mediator, Jeff Kichaven Commercial Mediation, and Past Chair of ELIPS
Ben Sheffner, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.
Corynne McSherry, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
1 hour CLE credit