Fair Use, Copyright Misuse, and Shloss v. Estate of James Joyce: Jan 29

January 29, 2007 12:30 pm

Carol Loeb Shloss is a Professor of English at Stanford University. Throughout her 32-year academic career, she has taught or held research positions at numerous universities, including Wesleyan University, Harvard University, and Oxford University. She is the author of four books and has won numerous grants and fellowships, including the 1994 Pew Fellowship for Creative Non-Fiction Writing. Professor Shloss is a world-renowned Joyce scholar and an expert on Modernist literature.

Robert Spoo is an attorney with the San Francisco law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, and a 2006-2007 non-resident fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He focuses his practice and his teaching and scholarship in the area of intellectual property, with a special emphasis on copyrights and the needs of authors, scholars, libraries, documentary filmmakers and others who create and use original expression. He and his law firm are assisting CIS and Professor Shloss in her lawsuit against the James Joyce Estate. Bob was formerly a tenured professor of English, the Editor of the James Joyce Quarterly, and is the author of numerous books and articles on Joyce, Ezra Pound, Hilda Doolittle, and other aspects of Modernist literature. He writes and speaks frequently on copyright and IP issues.

Anthony Falzone is the Executive Director of the Fair Use Project. An intellectual property litigator with nearly a decade of experience, he has advised and defended writers, publishers, filmmakers, musicians and video game makers on copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and other intellectual property matters. Prior to his work at Stanford, he was a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen.

The law of copyright fair use is famously murky, and copyright misuse is even more so. Come listen to Stanford English Professor Carol Loeb Shloss and some of her lawyers talk about suing the Estate of James Joyce for copyright misuse and to have material on her academic website declared non-infringing fair use. The case is currently pending in federal court before Judge Ware in the San Jose Division of the Northern District of California. A hearing on the Joyce Estate's motion to dismiss the case will be held on January 22 at 9 a.m. A group will be travelling together to watch the argument.

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