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“Hot Blooded: The Debate Over Sound Recordings as Works Made for Hire,” The Copyright Society of the USA's 35th Annual Meeting, Bolton Landing, NY

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew H. Bart will speak at The Copyright Society of the USA’s 35th annual meeting, being held on June 5-June 7, 2011 at the Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, New York. Mr. Bart will speak in a panel session titled, “Hot Blooded: The Debate Over Sound Recordings as Works Made for Hire.” During this session the panel will discuss, under what circumstances sound recordings should be treated as works made for hire absent an employer/employee relationship. The panelists will address both the views of the recording industry and the opposing position of recording artists.

Mr. Bart is a partner in Jenner & Block’s New York office.  He is a member of the Firm's Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Creative Content Practice. For over two decades Mr. Bart has focused on litigation in the entertainment industry, especially intellectual property issues and contractual disputes.  While the majority of this work has involved recording companies and music publishers, Mr. Bart’s experience in intellectual property and entertainment litigation is not limited to music.  He has handled and tried cases involving films, television productions and physical products.  He has handled matters that have resulted in precedent setting decisions in copyright law, the law of privacy and publicity and artist-label relations. 

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