INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY BLOG

Join Nevium’s Doug Bania along with other legal and business music professionals for a SXSW panel session related to the Blurred Lines damage calculations.

The Blurred Lines copyright infringement ruling, which Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams have vowed to appeal, provides a window into how valuation experts work with legal counsel to put a number on it for their mutual clients and the perils of having such questions go to a jury for verdict. This expert panel comprised of a litigator, CPA, an IP professional and a transactional attorney will speak with firsthand experience of damage calculations in the Blurred Lines case and comment on other legal actions that followed, including those against Ed Sheeran (“Photograph”), Led Zeppelin (“Stairway to Heaven”) and Beyonc√© (‘Lemonade”) to bring clarity to what otherwise might merely seem to be blurred lines.

About SXSW

March 10-19 in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2017 – South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.