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When: Friday, November 23, 2018
Log-in: 12:00 p.m. | Program: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Webinar: Live Replay (CLESeminars)

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You will access this CLE program through a third-party website, which will require a username and a password.
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An Overview of Music Copyright Law Using the Beatles as a Case Study


(This is a “simulive” rebroadcast of a previously recorded presentation. Presenter Jim Jesse will be available during the rebroadcast to answer questions.)

This webinar is designed to give you an overview of music copyright law concepts, but drills down when necessary to discuss specifics of topics like the sources of revenue songs can generate, among other pertinent areas.

This webinar covers the basics of music copyright law, including how to properly establish and register a copyright for music. You’ll also explore the exclusive rights that come with a copyright and what those basic rights mean under federal law. The webinar will also discuss how the music industry has changed over the years and how that affects the law. Specific musical examples are used throughout the presentation to elaborate on the law.

Presented by Jim Jesse, Esq.

MSBA Standard Member: $65
CLE Club Members: $51
Non-Members: $80

Members of the judiciary are not eligible for free registration to this program. Please call the
MSBA at (207) 622-7554 with questions.

Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and has been a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THECOOLTV), which is a 24-hour music video television network. Previously in private practice, he founded Rock N Roll Law to spread his passion for music law through his seminars. He is also a singer/songwriter who has released two albums, is a member of BMI, and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years, and studied music history for nearly as long. He is also the author of "The Music Copyright Law Manual" and the forthcoming "The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law." Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts from small barter deals to multi-million dollar ones.

Please note that there are no refunds or cancellations for this webinar. If you are unable to attend on the scheduled date/time you will be sent a link to view a recording of the presentation, by If you view a recording on your own, you will earn self-study credits not live.


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