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Tuesday, May 7 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Copyright Terminations: Writer & Publisher Perspectives

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This panel will discuss exactly how the termination process works, along with numerous legal issues related to copyright terminations for pre-1978 copyrights and post-1978 grants from the songwriter's perspective as well as the publishing company losing the copyright. We'll cover which royalties get paid to which party, and when; comparing what the copyright law states to what the industry practices. What are options to sell songs back to the original publisher, and how are those copyrights valued? Is it better to sell for immediate up front money, or keep for the long term for heirs?

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John Barker

President, ClearBox Rights
John Barker is the Founder, President, and CEO of ClearBox Rights LLC, an independent IP rights management company whose mission is to transform the management of intellectual property for owners and creators as well as connect and empower these owners and creators. Prior to his role... Read More →

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Duff Berschback

Senior VP of Legal Affairs & Business Development, Sony/ATV Nashville
Duff Berschback is Senior VP of Legal Affairs and Business Development at Sony/ATV Nashville. In this role, he is responsible for legal and financial due diligence and negotiating and closing all agreements, including songwriter contracts and acquisitions. Berschback also oversees... Read More →
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Linda Edell Howard

Partner, Adams & Reese LLP
Linda Edell Howard is a Partner with Adams and Reese LLP and Team Leader of the firm’s Entertainment and New Media practice group. In this role, she leads the firm’s practice with emerging technology businesses, entertainment-related professionals, intellectual property rights... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
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