Taylor’s Version: Copyright Law in the Swift Era

Category: On Demand

Member Price: $140

Non-Member Price: $175

Product Code: ON142323

Areas of Law: Entertainment, Arts & Sports, Intellectual Property

CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2 hours of total CLE credit (Full Credits Available: NJ General: 2.0).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Professional Practice Transitional: 2.0
PA CLE:PA Substantive Credit: 1.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.



Carrie Ward, Esq.
Earp Cohn P.C., Cherry Hill


Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Intellectual Property Law Special Committee

Join us for a session that will cover the essentials of copyright law, enforcing copyright protections, and how copyrights are used as revenue streams using Taylor Swift’s career as a case study. This session is designed for anyone looking to understand the key elements of copyright in the arts and entertainment sectors and how to use them to their advantage.

Program Agenda:

  • 2:00 | Introduction
  • 2:05 | “Creating Copyright: A Taylor Swift Journey"
    Explore the automatic nature of copyright upon creation, illustrated by Taylor Swift's songwriting and recording process.
  • 2:30 | "Shake It Off": Navigating copyright infringement claims
    Explore how artists like Taylor Swift deal with infringement claims, including analyzing the defense strategies and legal precedents set by such cases.
  • 3:00 | "Look What You Made Me Do": The impact of copyright ownership on artist control 
    Discuss the significance of owning copyrights, drawing parallels to Taylor Swift's re-recording of her albums for more creative control and revenue.
  • 3:15 | "Blank Space": The role of copyright law in music streaming services
    Examine the complexities of copyright law in the era of streaming services using Taylor Swift's advocacy for fair artist compensation as a case study.
  • 3:30 | "Wildest Dreams": Future trends in copyright revenue streams
    Predict the evolution of copyright revenue streams in the music industry, taking inspiration from Taylor Swift's innovative approaches to monetizing her music and brand.
  • 3:40 | Adjourn


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