Thomas Jefferson School of Law Professor K.J. Greene, a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law was invited to be a panelist at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference in Austin, Texas on March 12, 2014.
The panel titled, “Copyright Termination Rules Have to Change” held at the Austin Convention Center focused on Section 203 of the Copyright Act which gives authors a 5-year window to reclaim the rights to their works by terminating transfers or licenses they executed in or after 1978, starting 35 years after they granted the licenses.
Joining him on the panel was funk legend and music producer Dr. George Clinton, Lita Rosario, President & CEO of WYZ GIRL Entertainment Consulting and Owen Sloane, Esq. of Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane ALC specializing in Entertainment Law. Bartees Cox of Public Knowledge moderated the panel discussion.
Professor Greene collaborated with Dr. Clinton last year when he recruited him to serve as a copyright expert for his legal team in a novel and complex copyright case before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
“I have represented a lot of artists – Public Enemy, Tonex, Harry Connick, Jr., Spike Lee – but Dr. Clinton tops them all,” said Professor Greene. “I am humbled to be of service to him.”
Also raising the TJSL flag at SXSW this year was Don Glista '09, Manager of Business Affairs at Universal Music Group in London and Lanna Brown (2L), who was spinning tunes as a DJ in the opening acts.