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“Toe 2 Toe”: The 2023-2024 Music Litigation “Paper Chase”

Grand Ballroom

Friday, October 18, 2024, 2:00 PM


Scott Sholder, Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Even in the shadow of dozens of high-profile AI copyright lawsuits, music litigators have had a busy year. To be sure, one of the many new music copyright cases was brought by music publishers against AI company Anthropic. But many other cases have been winding their way through the federal courts, including fights over hip-hop lyrics; sampling and soundalikes; copyright grant termination; infringements on social media; and a potentially watershed case involving the embattled statute of limitations “discovery rule”. This panel will review the greatest hits of music copyright litigation over the last 12-18 months and provide updates on areas of the law that are critical to labels, publishers, and artists alike.

Scott Sholder

Scott Sholder

Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

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