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Jeanne Hamburg Speaks on Intersection of Copyright Law and Social Media

Posted on January 23rd, 2013

 

January 23, 2013

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Jeanne Hamburg Speaks on Intersection of Copyright Law and Social Media 

New York, NY (January 23, 2013) – Jeanne M. Hamburg, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., served on the panel for “Look Before You Tweet (or Post, or Pin): Copyright Enforcement (or not) in Social Media,” hosted by the New York Chapter of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. on January 22 at the Princeton Club.

The panel examined copyright issues cropping up around social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  These included the implications for owners, posters and sites for inclusion of copyrighted works on social media sites; whether it makes business sense for a copyright owner to take action; how a copyright owner or user can create policies and navigate various terms of service on an ever-growing number of social media sites; and how social media sites take licenses for and otherwise approach copyrighted content posted on their sites.  Hamburg addressed specifically the terms of service of the major social media sites and how users and owners of copyrighted content can navigate those terms.

The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. is a center of the U.S. copyright community for business people, lawyers in private practice and in-house, law professors and law students who share a common interest in copyright and related intellectual property rights. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation founded in 1953, the Society works to advance the study and understanding of copyright law and related rights, the scope of rights in literature, music, art, theater, motion picture, television, computer software, architecture, and other works of authorship, and their distribution via both traditional and new media.  The Society provides opportunities for interaction with all facets of the copyright law community, holding national events such as The Brace Lecture, Annual Meeting, and Mid-Winter Meeting. In addition, its eleven regional Chapters conduct events in their respective areas. The Society also publishes the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., promotes Copyright Awareness in schools, and presents the annual Seton Award and Award for Excellence in Creativity.

Hamburg, Chair of the firm’s Internet Law Group, has expertise in all aspects of trademark and copyright law, handling both transactions and litigation.  Practicing in the firm’s New York City office, she assists clients in a broad range of industries with their intellectual property needs.

For the past three years, Hamburg has been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer® for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.  Only five percent of New York lawyers are given this honor.  Hamburg has also received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent rating, its highest lawyer rating which serves as an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, and legal experience as evaluated by other members of the bar and the judiciary.

Hamburg earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a member and editor of the Columbia Law Review, in 1990, and her B.A., magna cum laude, in English from Wellesley College in 1987.

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