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The MSBA's Art & Entertainment Law Section Presents



Expert Witnesses in Music Copyright Infringement Cases: An Insider’s View

Music copyright expert witness Dr. E. Michael Harrington is visiting Minneapolis to share advice and “war stories” from his work in connection with copyright infringement disputes. From his most recent work on behalf of artist Wiz Khalifa concerning an infringement dispute over the song “Black and Yellow” to music disputes such as Michael Cotrill vs. Britney Spears, Dr. Harrington’s discussion will be both entertaining and engaging. Topics of discussion will include:

• The type of evidence that is convincing in a copyright infringement dispute – including audio examples compiled by Dr. Harrington for real cases.

• How to choose an expert witness - including what credentials and background to look for, potential red flags, and personality and psychological considerations.

• What goes right and wrong at depositions.

• Insights into working with attorneys from the expert’s point of view.

Why attend?
Meet industry insider Dr. Harrington and discuss your questions about expert witnesses in copyright infringement litigation.

Who may attend?
Members of the MSBA, law students, the public.

Program Chair:

Kelly Dougherty, MSBA Arts & Entertainment Secretary, Associate Attorney at Trepanier & MacGillis P.A.


Dr. E. Michael Harrington, Professor at Berklee College of Music, Advisory Board Member at Future of Music Coalition

Lunch will be provided. Teleconferencing and webcasting is available.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for.
The event code is 174948.




Date:   Friday, February 1, 2013

Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380, Mpls, MN 55402 

Art & Entertainment Law Section Member:  $10.00

MSBA Member: Not a member of the Art & Entertainment Section:  $15.00

MSBA Members: Join the Art & Entertainment Section and attend this CLE for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a section member. Pay the 12-month dues and your section membership will be valid thru June 30, 2014.): $43.00

Non MSBA Members: $20.00

Law Students:  $10.00

Teleconferencing and webcasting is available. Instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, January 31. Registrations must be received no later than January 29 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.