If you’re attending SDCC, the OTW’s own Betsy Rosenblatt, chair of our Legal Committee, will be doing a short “Fair Use Basics” presentation as part of a “Comic Book Law School” Panel at San Diego Comic Con (which is open to badge-holders). Although she isn’t listed as a presenter, she will be there! So stop by this Saturday.
Comic Book Law School 303: New Revelations — Room 30CDE
For the final installment in this year’s Law School series, a panel of legal experts shed light on some of the more complex issues facing creators and businesses and touch on compelling issues popping up on the law and how they apply to comics and the pop-culture scene. Attorney Michael Lovitz, author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is joined by Professor Marc Greenberg and attorneys Howard Hogan, David Lizerbram, and Larry Zerner to provide practical advice concerning some of the more advanced issues facing trademark and copyright owners.
Topics covered will include legal issues for fan fiction and fan art; fan films and fair use; homage, swipe, or transformation; whether reproducing an artist’s published work is fair use or foul play; and how the new FCC “Set Box Top” proposal could be kryptonite for the creative community.
Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and insights to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.]
The panel will take place on Saturday July 23, 2016 from 10:30am – 12pm Pacific Time
Fair use is a central issue for fans & their activities. The OTW’s friends at the Re:Create Coalition have shared an infographic that shows just how many ordinary parts of SDCC, and cons like it, depend on fair use.