A Comparison of European and American Copyright and Privacy Laws Affecting Digital Content Providers [WEBINAR]

For companies in the United States doing business in Europe and European companies doing business in the United States, the differences between copyright and data privacy law can be striking and confusing.

Please join us for this comprehensive seminar in which an American copyright attorney at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., Jeanne Hamburg, and two colleagues from the European law firm of Fieldfisher in Germany, Oliver Süme and Stephan Zimprich, as they discuss:

  • Similarities and differences between American and European copyright, including:
    • The scope of rights protected by copyright and who owns these rights
    • How to determine copyrightability
    • The role of copyright registration (or the lack thereof)
    • Work made for hire
    • Protection for so-called droit moral (moral rights)
  • Litigating copyright cases in the United States vs. the European Union, including:
    • Proving copyright infringement
    • Defenses to infringement
    • Click-through agreements and contract actions vs. copyright suits
    • Procedural considerations (statute of limitations, standing, forum, and declaratory judgment)
    • Cost of litigation
    • Scope of damages, including attorneys’ fee awards
  • Social media platform’s liability in the United States vs. the European Union, including the new Copyright Directive in the European Union and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States
  • Data privacy protection in the United States and the European Union, including
    • General Data Privacy Regulation (“GDPR”) and recent GDPR enforcement in the European Union
    • The patchwork of state laws on privacy in the United States, including the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Where: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 373 321 438

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About the Presenters

Jeanne Hamburg concentrates her practice on all aspects of copyright and trademark law. Resident in Norris McLaughlin’s New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their intellectual property needs, but most notably in the media, entertainment, and publishing fields.  In each year since 2009, Jeanne has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer.® Jeanne is ranked in the 2019 World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, which lists the top 1000 trademark attorneys in 70 jurisdictions globally.

In the transactional area, Jeanne is experienced in trademark and copyright licensing, traditional print and online publishing, software development, website development, content licenses, and electronic subscriptions.  She has litigated high-profile copyright cases, including one that attracted the attention of the U.S. Copyright Office, and one involving the claims of an artist seeking to prevent the sale of her incomplete works by a major New York auction house, whose work is featured in some of the most famous museums in New York and around the world. Jeanne represents or has represented the largest online publisher of Jewish content in North America, several magazine and newspaper publishers, a well-known academic publisher, a large STM publisher, the owner of a world-famous video game, and a New York-based creative agency collaborating on an immersive project with a renowned photographer, handling copyright and/or a wide array of electronic and print publishing matters. Jeanne also negotiates publishing and merchandising deals around the world for a famous children’s book author and handles all US trademark matters for one of the world’s best-known artists. She chairs the firm’s Internet Law Practice Group.

Jeanne has spoken to the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Rights and Permissions Committee members and before the New York chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA. She frequently writes on topics of interest to those in the publishing industry.

Oliver Süme is a German-certified information technology (IT) lawyer and partner at Fieldfisher. He is an IT, technology law, and data protection specialist with more than two decades of experience in the field.

Oliver advises national and international clients of various sectors on their path to digitization. Data protection, IT Security, and IT contracts are among his key areas, as well as the legal impact of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

Oliver serves as Chairman of the Association of the Internet Industry (eco) and is a Member of the IT Committee of the Hanseatic Bar Association.

Stephan Zimprich is a German lawyer and partner specialized in IP enforcement and litigation at the European law firm Fieldfisher. He has a strong technology background and advises clients mainly from digital industries in privacy regulation, media regulation, unfair trade practices regulation and IT law matters.

Stephan’s clients include global cloud service providers, social networks, and review platforms, some of Europe´s leading ad-tech businesses and specialist software providers for regulated industries such as insurance. He also has a strong litigation track record and regularly represents his clients before the court, including the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Stephan chairs the Blockchain working group of the Eco Association of the Internet Industry.

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