SXSW 2015 Materials

The materials for each session are available below.


Interactive/Film on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Arc of Emerging Technology: Patents Predict It

Presented by Gregory Stobbs

Cash, Credit, Bitcoin? The Law of Digital Currency

Presented by David Beam

Other People’s Money: Investors and Crowdfunding

Presented by Dan Satorius

Intellectual Property in Film and Interactive Media

Presented by Chad Everingham and Kellie Johnson

Music on Friday, March 20, 2015

Music Law Ethics in Motion

Presented by Ken Abdo and Yocel Alonso

Licensing Made Difficult: Issues Clearing Music Rights

Presented by Mark Avsec, Jeff Liebenson, Tim Matson and Christine Pepe

  1. Copyright Office Study on Music Licensing
  2. Music Licensing Study
  3. Initial Comments – May 2014
    ASCAP
    BMI
    Future of Music Coalition
    Library of Congress
    National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
    National Association of Broadcasters
    NMPA-HFA
    Public Television
    Recording Industry of America
    SAG-AFTRA & AF of M
    Sirius XM Radio
    Songwriters Guild of America
    SoundExchange
    Spotify
  4. ASCAP AFJ2 Review Public Comments
  5. Reply Comments – September 2014
    ASCAP
    BMI
    Future of Music Coalition
    National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
    National Association of Broadcasters
    NMPA-HFA
    RIAA
    SAG-AFTRA & AF of M
    Songwriters Guild of America
    SoundExchange
  6. What the Copyright Office’s Study on Music LIcensing Means to ASCAP Members (Playback Winter 2015)
  7. Adapting Copyright for the Mashup Generation (Menell)

Art Laws and Outlaws: Legal Issues in Music Graphics

Presented by Nels Jacobson and Dirk Fowler

Unhappy Together: The Turtles with Sirius XM

Presented by Bob Donnelly, Henry Gradstein and Steve Gordon

  1. Capitol Records v. Naxos of Am Inc. N Y 3d 540 (2005)
  2. Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM, USDC California Order for Motion on Summary Judgment (9-2014)
  3. Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM, USDC SDNY Sirius Order on Motion on Summary Judgment(11-2014)
  4. Flo & Eddie v. Sirius NY, Decision Denying Sirius Reconsideration (12-2014)
  5. Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM, Court Order Certifying Interlocutory Appeal
  6. Constitutional Obstacles Reconsidering Copyright Protection for Pre-1972 Sound Recordings (Columbia Journal of Law & The Arts) (Subotnik & Besek)
  7. The Current State of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings (JIPEL Vol. 4, No. 2) (Gordon/Puri)

Music on Saturday, March 21, 2015

Don’t Ask/Don’t Get: Advanced Contract Negotiations and Pitfalls

Presented by Lynn Morrow, Paul Bezilla and Amy E. Mitchell

Litigation: The Cases We Need to Know

Presented by D’Lesli Davis and Stan Soocher

Still Screaming About Streaming

Presented by John Simson, Ken Steinthal, Brad Predergrast and Jay Rosenthal

  1. Copyright & The Music Marketplace, Exclusive Summary (2-5-15)
  2. Copyright & The Music Marketplace, Appendix D
  3. In re Pandora Media Inc., Judge Cote Summary Judgment Order
  4. In re Pandora Media Inc.,  Judge Cote Trial Order
  5. BMI v. Pandora, Judge Stanton Opinion
  6. Second Amended Final Judgment – Consent Decree
  7. BMI Public Comments
  8. ASCAP Public Comments
  9. DOJ Requests for Comments

The Challenging Future of Artist Representation

Presented by Ken Abdo, Kyle Frenette, Steve Hutton, Dina LaPolt and Ed Pierson