Lectures and Webinars

Please contact us if you wish to invite Judith Finell to speak before your organization or meet with you and your colleagues.

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2024

 
Judith Finell giving TEDx Talk February 2024 on Musical Creation with Humans and Machines. Photographed by Nataliya Arditi.
Judith Finell giving TEDx Talk February 2024 on Musical Creation with Humans and Machines. Photographed by Nataliya Arditi.
Judith Finell giving TEDx Talk February 2024 on Music Creation with Humans and Machines. Photographed by Nataliya Arditi.

2022

Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship between Technology, Music & Copyright Law Disputes (April 28, 2022)

Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Forensic Musicologist Judith Finell discusses the race to merge the music licensing system with new platforms and tech to maximize opportunities for all.



Frenemies: Collaboration and Conflict between Content Creators and Digital Platforms Using Music to Attract a Crowd (April 20, 2022)

The Copyright Society of the USA

Forensic Musicologist Judith Finell examines how musical acts like BTS and Lil Nas X have begun working with digital platforms to create a new medium for entertainment.



Properly Prepping Your Musicology Expert in the Age of Dark Horse (April 13, 2022)

California Lawyers Association Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group

Why was Katy Perry accused of stealing one of her biggest hits? Forensic musicologist Judith Finell shares recent developments in music copyright law and recent litigation.



Protecting Music Creativity: Copyright Infringement Disputes, and the Challenges at the Intersection of Music, Technology, and the Law (April 7, 2022)

Florida A&M University College of Law – Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Society

Forensic musicologist Judith Finell discusses formative music copyright cases including the famous “Blurred Lines” trial, and the legal issues arising from technological advancement in the music industry.

Musical Creativity and Copyright Protection – The Role of the Musicologist in Copyright Infringement Cases (April 6, 2022)

Eastman School of Music

Music copyright expert Judith Finell lectures on how forensic musicologists work to ensure the protection of musical expression.



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (March 28, 2022)

Duquesne University



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship between Technology, Music & Copyright Law (March 21, 2022)

Emerson College – Copyright and Creativity Course



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship between Technology, Music & Copyright Law Disputes (March 16, 2022)

The Miami Dade Bar Association



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Intersection between Technology, Music, and Copyright Law (January 20, 2022)

St. Mary’s University School of Law – Law Society for Sports, Entertainment and Media (S.E.M.)

 2021

Forensic Musicology: Proving Copyright Infringement (November 9, 2021)

Stanford Law School



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Intersection between Technology, Music, and Copyright Law (October 27, 2021)

San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association (SFIPLA)



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (October 25, 2021)

Cornell University Law School



Forensic Musicology: Proving Copyright Infringement (October 19, 2021)

Vanderbilt University – Law School



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship between Technology, Music & Copyright Law (October 4, 2021)

Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law – Intellectual Property Society



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (September 21, 2021)

George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School



Intellectual Property Law and Case Management Series: Copyright – Music (July 30, 2021)

University of California, Berkeley – School of Law



Steals, Deals, and Newly Spliced Reels (May 20, 2021)

The Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA), Los Angeles Chapter – Judith Finell, Moderator



Recent Developments in Music Copyright Law (May 11, 2021)

Marin County Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (April 26, 2021)

Syracuse University School of Law – IP Commercialization & Innovation Law Program, Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute (SIPLI)

Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (April 12, 2021)

Duquesne University – Copyright Law Course



Blurred Lines, Led Zeppelin, and Katy Perry: Decisions from a Musicologist Perspective (April 9, 2021)

Fordham University, School of Law – 28th Annual Intellectual Property Conference



Recorded Interview (March 25, 2021)

Eastman School of Music – Copyright and Licensing Course



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Protection (March 24, 2021)

Fordham University, School of Law – Advanced Copyright Course



Creativity and Copyright: Navigating the Complex Relationship between Technology, Music & Copyright Law (March 17, 2021)

Emerson College, Boston



New Musical Frontiers – Artificial Intelligence Creating Protectable Artistic Works: The Future of Copyright? (March 16, 2021)

Michigan State University, College of Law



Advanced Copyright Law 2021: Current Issues in Music Copyright (March 11, 2021)

Practising Law Institute (PLI) – New York City



Proving Infringement (March 2, 2021)

Vanderbilt Law School – Seminar: Music Law



Infringement in the Ninth Circuit and Beyond: Safeguarding Innovation and Experimentation in Music (February 26, 2021)

Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law – Hindsight is 2020: A Look at Unresolved Issues in Music Copyright



Creative Law Network: New Musical Frontiers CLE (February 23, 2021)

Colorado Bar Association

 Past Presentations & Lectures

Forensic Musicology and Copyright Infringement Protection (November 11, 2020)

Michigan State University, College of Law



The Intersection of Music, Technology and Copyright Protection (November 9, 2020)

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville – College of Law



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Infringement (October 28, 2020)

Fordham University, School of Law – Emily C. & John E. Hansen IP Institute



Forensic Musicology and Copyright Infringement (October 21, 2020)

Cornell University, Dept. of Organizational Behavior



Biederman Institute Podcast – “Whose Song is it Anyway?”  (October 19, 2020)

Southwestern Law School, The Biederman Institute, Los Angeles



High Anxiety:  The New Law and Practice of Musical Composition Copyright Litigation (October 16, 2020)

MONDO.NYC – Music & Tech Law Symposium



“Whose Song Is It Anyway?” – Forensic Musicology (Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10 a.m.-12 noon, PST)

Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute | Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles



Joint Authorship in Musical and Other Artistic Works (May 21, 2020)

Copyright Society of the USA



28th Annual Fordham IP Conference (April 16-17, 2020)

Fordham University School of Law | New York City



24th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology/Berkeley Technology Law Journal Symposium: The Roles of Technology Expertise in Law and Policy (February 27, 2020)

“The Use of Technical Expertise in Copyright Litigation: Music” | University of California, Berkeley School of Law



Sounds Fair to Me! The Copyright Game Show (February 26, 2020)

UCLA Fair Use Week 2020 | University of California, Los Angeles



The 2020 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show (Saturday, January 18, 2020)

“Echo in the Canyon: Understanding the Line Between Originality and Infringement” | Anaheim, CA

California Copyright Conference (November 12, 2019)

“Fair Use: Is it Really Free??? When is Fair Use NOT Fair?”



Harvard University Law School (October 23, 2019)



Copyright Society of the USA, Boston Chapter (October 23, 2019)



Northeastern University (October 24, 2019)



Entertainment and Technology Law Conference (September 26, 2019)

Blurred Lines: A Discussion of Recent Music Copyright Infringement Case Law | New York, NY



Beverly Hills Bar Association (June 6, 2019)

Stairway to Hell: How the Recent Music Copyright Cases Have Blurred Lines in Copyright Clearance, Licensing and Liability for Music and Other Entertainment Content and What You Can Do About It | Beverly Hills, CA



NYU Law School (May 17, 2019)

Proving copyright infringement | New York, NY



Copyright Society of the USA (May 16, 2019)

Use of music in election campaigns | Los Angeles, CA



California Copyright Conference (April 16, 2019)

Artificial Intelligence use in creating music – and copyright implications and rights | Los Angeles, CA



Copyright Society of the USA (April 11, 2019)

The Use of Expert Witnesses in Copyright Litigation | New York, NY



Copyright Society of the USA (March 19, 2019)

Artificial Intelligence use in creating music – and copyright implications San Francisco, CA

Copyright Society of the USA (March 19, 2019)

Artificial Intelligence use in creating music – and copyright implications | San Francisco, CA



UCLA Law School (March 13, 2019)

Forensic Musicology with “Blurred Lines” attorney Richard Busch | Los Angeles, CA



Weird Rights (November 13, 2018, 6:15 – 9:00 pm)

California Copyright Conference | Los Angeles, CA



Anatomy of a Sample (September 12, 2018, 12:00 pm)

Assoc. of Independent Music Publishers | New York, NY



UCLA School of Music: Commencement Speaker (June 15, 2018)



Copyright Society USA, Los Angeles chapter (February 15, 2018)

Panel moderator: Artificial Intelligence Creating Protectable Artistic Works: The Future of Copyright?



Advanced Copyright Law Seminar, PLI (March 15, 2018)

Music Copyright Developments in Court and Elsewhere | New York City



South By Southwest Festival (March 15, 2017, 3:30 – 4:30pm)

Musical Soundalikes and Infringement in Media | Austin, Texas



Begged, Borrowed or Stolen: How Musicology Shapes Copyright Infringement Claims (September 15, 2016, 11:30 – 1:45pm)

Presented by the LA Chapter of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) | Lawry’s The Prime Rib, 100 North La Cienega Boulevard (near Wilshire), Beverly Hills, California 90210



A Clear View of Blurred Lines (May 20, 2016, 12 – 2pm)

Presented by the Copyright Society of the USA and the Michigan State Bar Arts, Communications, Entertainment & Sports Section | University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 651 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI



American Bar Association Intellectual Property Conference (Friday, April 8, 2016)

On use of expert witnesses in music copyright cases
 Bethesda, Maryland



Harvard University (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)

Harvard University, with “Blurred Lines” legal team representing Marvin Gaye estate



New York State Bar Association (Wednesday, March 23, 2016)

New York State Bar Association section on entertainment, arts, and sports law on digital sampling, music technology, record production, and new copyright challenges | New York City



NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Conference (Friday, January 22, 2016)

Anaheim, CA



Forensic Challenges for Musicologists in Copyright Infringement Litigation (Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:30 a.m.)

Swanson, Martin & Bell, Chicago, IL



Forensic Challenges for Musicologists in Copyright Infringement Litigation (Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:50 p.m.)

DePaul Law School, Lewis Center, Chicago, IL



Determining Infringement Risks In Digital Music (Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 5:05 p.m.)

Brand Activation Association’s 37th Marketing Law Conference
| Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611



The University of Dayton School of Law and the Program in Law and Technology present the 2015 Scholarly Symposia Series (Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.)

Chaos & Copyrights: Clearing Up the “Blurred Lines” of Infringement in Williams v. Bridgeport

Joseph E. Keller Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio

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