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Silicon Flatirons Conference: The Changing Analysis of Copyright Infringement in Music
Start Date: 3/23/2017Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/23/2017End Time: 6:00 PM
Event Description:
This conference will bring together some of the nation's brightest artists, lawyers, policymakers and academics to discuss the rapidly changing analysis of copyright infringement in music. The "Blurred Lines" case, in which Marvin Gaye's estate secured a multi-million dollar judgment against songwriters and recording artists Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for copyright infringement stemming from similar sounding songs, has dominated the recent industry headlines. For some commentators, this result is a win for artists whose work is routinely "borrowed" from without compensation or attribution.

In an era in which new music often evokes earlier works, the holding is alternately viewed as a potential threat to artistic creation, to the ultimate detriment of the public. Whatever the take, this seminal verdict marks a significant development in the application of copyright's substantial similarity doctrine to music. The conference will feature Richard Busch, attorney for Gaye's children Nona and Frankie Gaye, as well as musicians Aloe Blacc and DJ Spooky and music and legal scholars from CU and other universities.


Location Information:
Main Campus - Wolf Law  (View Map)
Boulder, CO
Contact Information:
Name: Anna Noschese
Phone: 303-735-5633
Silicon Flatirons
This event is open to
  • Everyone
  • Of note:
    Registration and the full agenda can be found on the Silicon Flatirons website.

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