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Blurred Lines: Practical Implications of Copyright Law for Musicians (CLE)

June 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Location: Online

Join VLA on June 2nd for a special presentation on copyright law in the music industry, led by attorneys Felicity S. Kohn and Joshua Weigensberg from Pryor Cashman, LLP, a firm that represents record labels, music publishers, and many well-known musicians.

This presentation will address, in particular:

  1. What types of rights and protections does U.S. copyright law provide to musicians?
  2. How do copyright law, the courts, and the music industry determine how musicians get paid?
  3. What has happened in the area of infringement lawsuits since the well-publicized Blurred Lines decision?

The presentation is intended for musicians as well as practicing attorneys. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

This program provides 1 Professional Practice Continuing Legal Education Credit for attorneys (Approved for Non-Transitional and Transitional Attorneys).


Felicity S. Kohn, Senior Associate at Pryor Cashman LLP

Felicity Kohn is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Media + Entertainment Groups, where she handles a wide range of intellectual property and complex commercial matters.

Clients from the fashion, entertainment, publishing, media, luxury goods and pharmaceutical industries rely on Felicity’s shrewd and tireless advocacy to safeguard their valuable intellectual property assets. She brings extensive experience litigating copyright, trademark and unfair competition actions at both the state and federal levels.

Beyond litigation, Felicity helps her clients grow their businesses by drafting and negotiating strategic commercial agreements, including licensing, branding and partnership deals.

Joshua Weigensberg, Counsel at Pryor Cashman LLP

Josh Weigensberg is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Media + Entertainment Groups, where he litigates a variety of commercial disputes for clients in the music, art, technology, information services, beauty, banking, and real estate industries.

In the area of intellectual property, Josh has handled disputes involving copyright, trademark, and trade secrets. His IP practice also includes defending against and bringing infringement claims, litigating rate-setting proceedings on behalf of copyright owners, and prosecuting trademark applications. His other commercial experience includes disputes over corporate control, breach of contract, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty, among others.

Josh has represented clients before federal and state courts, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the Copyright Royalty Board, as well as in arbitration and mediation.


For members, please email registrations@vlany.org to receive your special discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your discounted ticket.

  • $25 Full-Time Student (must present proof of full-time status with registration)
  • $25 Artists Over Sixty
  • $35 Arts Professional VLA Member
  • $55 Arts Professional Non-Member
  • $125 Legal Professional VLA Member
  • $175 Legal Professional Non-Member
  • $90 Young Associate Members (YAM’s)

Please note that if you wish to receive CLE credit, you must purchase an attorney ticket (Legal Professional Non-Member or Legal Professional Member).

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. To view our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines and for more information on how to apply, click here.

Refund Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Instructors are subject to change and no refunds will be given in the event that there is a substitution of the instructor.

Webinar Access: Participants will receive an email in advance with instructions to access the Zoom webinar. Please make sure that you have regular access to the email you use to register. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


June 2, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm


NY United States


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