2012-2013 Symposium


JETLaw 2012-2013 Symposium: From Berne to Beijing: The Past, Present & Future of Performers’ Rights

The United States signs the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. (We contend this is a fair use based on its comment upon the subject matter captured in the original. --Ed.)

JETLaw’s 2013 Symposium, From Berne to Beijing: The Past, Present, and Future of Performers’ Rights, examined the creative rights of performers in the United States and abroad. Through an exploration of the creative-rights structures in the film, music, and theatre industries, and an “inside-baseball” look at the newly-signed WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, the Symposium alternately explained, defended, and challenged the underlying legal principles that allow performers (and other creators) to monetize their craft. The day-long event featured presentations by and dialogue between well-known legal scholars and elite creative industry practitioners in four separate panels, along with a special lunch presentation by Congressman Jim Cooper.