Live Complimentary Webinar

Copyright Formalities as the Bane of African-American Artists from Blues to Hip-Hop
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)

African-American music artists are the foundation for the American music industry, having created entire genres of music, from ragtime and blues to funk music and hip-hop. However, there has been a wide gulf between the creative contributions and innovations of black artists, and their entitlement to ownership and compensation under copyright law. In this talk, Professor Greene will explore the critical role of copyright formalities, such as registration, publication and copyright terminations in facilitating wealth transfers from artists and creators to non-creators like record labels and music publishing companies, with proposals for copyright reform that target the least advantaged in society.

Presented By: 

Kevin J. Greene
Visiting Professor, California Western School of Law

With Introductions By:
Rachel M. Capoccia, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

CE Credit

Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for Attorneys

USC Gould School of Law certifies that this activity qualifies for minimum continuing legal education credit in the amount of 1 hour, of which 1 hour may apply to elimination of bias credit.  The USC Gould School of Law is a State of California approved MCLE provider.  

This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states. Please check with the State Bar Association or Supreme Court in the state in which you are seeking continuing legal education credits to see if this program is eligible.


Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for Accountants
This program meets the guidelines set by the California State Board of Accountancy for CPE in the amount of  1 hour.