Attorney Susan Kornfield Discusses Copyright and Culture Wars: How Federal Courts Have Become The Arena For Fights Over Music, Parody, Fan Fiction, Art and Fantasy Sports

Wednesday November 12, 2008: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

How do copyright laws affect our creative rights? Susan M. Kornfield, J.D., represents clients in the fields of publishing, music, film, technology, and culture. She has seen the emergence of new forms of intellectual property life and the collisions generated with some of the conventional ways of thinking and fading business models. Ms. Kornfield will share some of the morality tales over copyrights and trademarks that have played out before federal judges in the past few years and will be happy to take questions from the audience.

Susan M. Kornfield of Bodman LLP, Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been an intellectual property attorney for 27 years. Her clients range from small start-up high tech companies to nonprofit museums and foundations to large global corporations. She also teaches intellectual property law at the University of Michigan.