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Thursday, March 13 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Fighting For Their Rights: A Discussion on The Beastie Boys, Fair Use, and Copyright

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A GoldieBlox ad featured an unauthorized parody version of the Beastie Boys song "Girls," gaining press and attention. With legal activity brewing between the involved parties, an important debate has been sparked within the music industry on the issue of the rights of artists versus those seeking usage rights without payment or even permission. Get an overview of the Beasties case and the underlying copyright concepts and questions addressed by it.

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Tom DeSavia

Head of Creative SvcsSongs Music PublishingPrior to joining Songs, DeSavia was a partner/VP of Creative for the Los Angeles-based independent publishing company Notable Music. He came to Notable from a long career at ASCAP, where he served as SVP of Membership, heading up the PRO’s... Read More →
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Leslie Frank

PartnerKing, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner, LLP
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Rhett Miller


Thursday March 13, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 17B

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