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Is This Thing Copyrightable? (CLE)

July 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

One of the most common issues faced as an artist and creator is copyright. One of the most important questions is what can be copyrighted. Join VLA on July 14th to learn about:

  • The minimum amount of creative authorship needed for a copyright.
  • How copyright protection varies with the degree of creative authorship.
  • What courts and the U.S. Copyright Office have done with these questions.

As an artist and creator, you won’t want to miss this!

This workshop offers 1 Continuing Legal Education credit for attorneys.


David Rabinowitz, a member of Moses & Singer’s Litigation, Intellectual Property and Law Firm Management practice groups, has been a partner with the firm since 1985.

Within a broad commercial litigation and litigation counseling practice, David has focused in the substantive areas of financial industry litigation, including corporate trusts and letters of credit, trusts and estates, intellectual property, contracts and employment.

In the area of intellectual property, David has represented entertainment, sports and media companies, talent and rights owners in litigated and non-litigated matters concerning contracts and licenses, copyright, trademark and unfair competition, right of publicity, and defamation and related free speech issues, including infringement claims and inter partes proceedings in the US Patent and Trademark Office.

David is a regular speaker on legal ethics.  He has lectured and participated on panels before The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, The Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, New York Women In Film & Television, The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Licensing International Annual Convention and the Massachusetts Software Council.  He has taught Copyright Law at Seton Hall Law School as an adjunct professor. He is a member and former trustee of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. David has published articles which have appeared in Advertising Age, Entertainment Law Reporter, The Entertainment Publishing and the Arts Handbook, the Journal of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and Practical Lawyer. He has written a series of articles on Internet Law entitled “Web Site Story,” which appeared in American Lawyer’s Corporate Counsel magazine.

David is recognized as a New York Metro Super Lawyer. He is an AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer and one of New York’s Top Rated Lawyers in his field according to Martindale-Hubbell.


Membership Discount Code: For members, please contact 212.319.2787 ext. 10 or registrations@vlany.org to receive your discount code, which will allow you to access and purchase your ticket.

$25 Full-Time Student (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) and Associate Board Members

Please note you are not registered until full payment is received. To register by email, please contact registrations@vlany.org.

For attorneys, there are various scholarships available. For more information and how to apply, please review our Financial Aid Policy Guidelines 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 of this workshop with instructions to access. For more information on this program, please contact VLA at registrations@vlany.org.


July 14, 2020
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


NY United States


Event type
CLE Class
Event Cate
CLE Class