Track C

C3 Fair Use: The Innovation Machine - CLE Eligible

Track: IP Trends and Successful Practices

Target Audience: All Audiences

Charles C. Valauskas, Valauskas Corder LLC

Beth Anderson, Arkitek Scientific
Robert Sikoryak, Artist

It has been long recognized that new creations and innovations are developed from what came before. The Copyright Act and other laws provide a flexible legal framework that facilitates such development. This workshop will explain this legal framework. We’ll discuss what constitutes legally permissible inspired creativity and innovation: how and under what circumstances the copyright subject matter, data, trademarks and patented property owned by others can be used to develop new creations and innovations. We’ll also discuss how fair use-like principles can be used for software and other digital properties to create new properties made available through open source licenses and freely accessible public repositories. The session will feature the work of Robert Sikoryak, a well-known artistic contributor to The New Yorker, Nickelodeon Magazine, Wired and other publications. To develop his new work, Sikoryak illustrated the entire Apple iTunes Terms and Conditions electronic license with drawings inspired by nearly a century of art.

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