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Music Industry Profile: Music Attorney Jay Cooper

Jay L. Cooper's practice focuses on music industry, motion picture, television, multimedia and intellectual property issues. He represents individuals and companies on intellectual property matters including recording and publishing agreements for individual artists and composers; actor, director, producer and writer agreements in film and television; executive employment agreements; complex acquisitions and sales of entertainment catalogs; production agreements on behalf of music, television and motion picture companies, and all entertainment issues relative to the Internet. Jay has guest lectured at Harvard Law School, UCLA Law School, USC Law School, USC Music School, Stanford Law School, Boalt Hall, Tulane Law School, the Florida Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute, the California Copyright Conference, MIDEM, the American Film Market, the Cannes Film Festival, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the U.S. Copyright Society, and the American Bar Association. He is also a former adjunct professor of Entertainment Law at Loyola Law School.

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Jay Cooper, a Los Angeles-based music lawyer introduces himself and the practice of music law, and shares some incredibly valuable information about the state of the music business today. Among the topics discussed: how file sharing fits into the history of recorded music; whether new-style record deals like 360-degree contracts, 50/50 deals, and non-traditional distribution channels (e.g. Starbucks) are worth your time; the difficult and potentially costly to artists question of whether recorded music counts as work-for-hire under US law; the real reason the RIAA is suing your grandmother, and much more.

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November 2007
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