Vanderbilt Law To Host Free International Copyright Panel

Vanderbilt Five international experts will discuss the current state of copyright law as it pertains to songwriters and composers during an open forum session at Vanderbilt Law School, Friday, October 24.

“Is Copyright Working for Songwriters and Composers? A Global Panel at Vanderbilt Law School” will be free and open to the public from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium at the law school, 131 21st Ave. S. The forum follows the International Council of Creators of Music, which meets Oct. 23-24 at the Lowe’s Vanderbilt Hotel.

Daniel Gervais, professor of law and director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Program, will moderate the discussion.

Participants will include:

Jörg Evers, composer and president of Germany’s GEMA (a performing rights organization)

Lorenzo Ferrero, composer and president of the International Council of Music Authors (founded to protect the rights of music creators)

Jean-Marie Moreau, songwriter and former vice president of France’s SACEM (a performing rights organization)

Eddie Schwartz, songwriter and president of the Music Creators of North America (founded to provide a voice for music creators)


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