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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Scott Sholder

Scott Sholder

Partner, Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP

Scott Sholder is a partner with Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP in New York and co-chairs the firm’s litigation group. His practice focuses on litigation, counseling, and dispute resolution in connection with entertainment, media, and intellectual property matters. Scott represents and advises clients ranging from individuals and small business to major corporations and A-list talent across various industries (including music, publishing, visual and fine arts, film, and television) in copyright, trademark, right-of-publicity, unfair competition, and commercial and business disputes, as well as defamation defense. He is a frequent writer and speaker on topics landing at the intersection of new technology and IP law, particularly the impact of generative AI on copyright law, and has experience litigating cases on the cutting edge of copyright law.

Mondo 2024 Panels

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

Friday, October 18, 2024, 2:00 PM

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.

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