Join CCC and the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel at the 2017 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting and take your copyright knowledge further.

At the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting this 15-17 October in Washington D.C., legal counsel can stay current on the latest developments in the law that may affect their organizations, and pursue continuing legal education.  Part of that education should always include copyright and corporate policies regarding compliance.

While there are over 100 worthy sessions to choose from, CCC’s top pick regarding copyright in the workplace is:

Hot Topics in Copyright Law – Tuesday, 17 Oct (2:30-4:00pm)

Presented by the ACC Intellectual Property Committee

This session will provide a review and analysis of major recent cases and trends in copyright law, with particular emphasis on how they impact in-house practice. Panelists will address recent developments in copyright law and enforcement challenges, including a review of fair use and public domain, trends in licensing and distribution, terminating grants, enforcement of copyrights online and across platforms, and fighting copyright trolls.

And while not specifically designed around copyright, here are some other sessions to consider attending which may be relevant to your practice on behalf of your company:

Technology and IP License agreements – Tuesday, 17 Oct (9-10:30am)

Presented by the ACC Intellectual Property Committee

This session will host a discussion of the best practices and recent developments in IP and technology licensing, with a focus on how to draft and structure licenses. Topics addressed will include the licensing of technology versus IP (i.e., patents and copyright); trademark licensing to channel and distribution partners and resellers; and the licensing of content and customer/user data. Panelists will discuss legal defaults and key international jurisdictional differences. The discussion will review sample clauses, identify potential pitfalls that licenses can contain, and provide practical advice to avoid unintended consequences and safeguard clients from risk.

ACC Regulator Session: Corporate Compliance and Enforcement – Sponsored by Bloomberg Law – Wednesday, 18 Oct (9-10:30am)

Presented in cooperation with Baker & McKenzie LLP

Senior staff from the Department of Justice will discuss the current state of corporate compliance and enforcement with in-house and outside counsel panelists. Topics will include recent prosecutions, top enforcement priorities, and where the agency is looking to in the future.

Business Education for In-house Counsel: Leading in Turbulent Times

  • Part I: Wednesday, 18 Oct (9-10:30am)
  • Part II: Wednesday, 18 Oct (11:00am-12:30pm)

Presented by the Association of Corporate Counsel

We live in a time where everything and everyone is connected. Ever-changing technology, the speed of communication, eroding boundaries, and political and socioeconomic realities are driving the need for change and transformation everywhere. To ascend the ranks, in-house counsel must be prepared to anticipate and drive constant change and transformation, and set appropriate strategies and action plans that will propel their organization forward. This two-part session will explore the changing business environment, the leadership capabilities required to survive, improve performance, and remain relevant, and the skills necessary to drive your organization’s success.

Test Your Copyright IQ with CCC at Booth #218

Do you know your copyright IQ?  Be sure to visit CCC at Booth #218 to find out.  Attendees can stop by our booth to:

  • Test your knowledge of copyright, CCC, and more at our daily trivia game and receive a Bluetooth speaker.
  • Enter to win one of two copyright education sessions onsite at your business courtesy of CCC and let our team of trained professionals guide you through the complex world of copyright (minimum $2500 value).
  • Receive 10% off a future OnCopyright Education Certificate Program.

Can’t make it to D.C.? Stay up to date and join in the conversation on Twitter, using the hashtag #ACCAM17

View a complete 2017 ACC program schedule and other conference information here.

Author: Karen Melanson

Karen Melanson, an expert in copyright and content solutions, is a sales director at Copyright Clearance Center. She has made it her mission to help researchers and business analysts get the content and permissions they need to gain strategic business insights, conduct research and build world-class libraries of information to help their companies grow. In her free time, she loves to travel, walk her Westies; Astro and Jetson and work on her “Fixer-Upper” home.
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