“Fair Use: Is it REALLY Free??? When is Fair Use NOT Fair?”

  • November 12, 2019
150 150 The California Copyright Conference
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6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Courtyard Marriott



A panel discussion on Fair Use, Derivative Works, and Transformative Musical and Artistic Works. The ins and outs of where these various creations fall on the Fair Use spectrum.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6:15 PM Check-In ▪ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Cocktail Hour ▪ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner & Panel Discussion


Courtyard Marriott

15433 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 ($5 parking available at venue)



   Paula Savastano — Sr. Director Copyright and Royalties | Angry Mob Music, LLC

Judith Finell — Musicologist and President | Judith Finell Music Services, Inc. 


Michael Donaldson, Esq. — Attorney at Law | Donaldson + Callif, LLP

Jaqueline Charlesworth, Esq. — Attorney at Law | Alter, Kendrick, & Baron LLP

Evan M. Greenspan — President/CEO | EMG Music Clearance




Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, Esq. | Partner at Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, a partner at Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP, is a litigator and transactional attorney whose practice is focused on music, film and other intellectual property. Previously, Ms. Charlesworth served as General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office. She is also a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School, where she teaches music law with Lisa Alter.

In addition to litigating precedent-setting copyright cases, Ms. Charlesworth is a sophisticated dealmaker and advisor on legislative issues in the areas of music and copyright. In 2018, she was named Billboard Woman Executive of the Year for her critical role in crafting and securing passage of the Music Modernization Act, landmark legislation to update U.S. music licensing rules.

At the Copyright Office, Ms. Charlesworth had primary responsibility for interpretation of the U.S. Copyright Act. As General Counsel, she oversaw a wide range of litigation, legislative, regulatory, and policy matters, including the Office’s participation in Supreme Court cases, rulemaking proceedings, and copyright registration and termination issues. She also advised Congress on copyright-related legislation and policy concerns. During her tenure, she produced an influential study on the U.S. music licensing system, Copyright and the Music Marketplace, which helped set the stage for legislative reform.

Before joining the Copyright Office, Ms. Charlesworth was in private practice, where she handled IP-related litigation and transactional matters. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Music Publishers’ Association and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Harry Fox Agency.

Ms. Charlesworth received a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was an Executive Committee Editor of The Yale Law Journal and a founding member of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Evan M. Greenspan | President and CEO | EMG Music Clearance

Evan M. Greenspan holds a B.A. in musicology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from UCLA. He was the former head of music for Alan Landsburg Productions, Bob Banner Associates, and “Star Search.” He is a guest lecturer at UCLA, USC, Southern Methodist University and the Boalt College of Law. He is also a composer/publisher member of ASCAP, Past-President of the California Copyright Conference and is biographied in Who’s Who in the World.


Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org

Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 2pm, Friday 11/08/19):

CCC Members $50 per person | Non-members $65 per person

Walk-Up Dinner (pay at the door, no prior RSVP):

CCC  Members $55 per person | Non-members $70 per person

Students: $50 per person — must show College ID at the door [contact us]

– No refunds –


Cash bar only (no credit cards accepted)



Mixed Greens Salad

Your Choice of Entree: 

Chicken Florentine

Sliced Top Sirloin with Mushroom Sauce

Vegetable Wellington


Chef’s Choice


Please make your dinner reservation by 2pm on Friday, November 8th, 2019.

Walk-up guests are welcome, but may not be served their first choice of meal. We accept cash, check or credit card payment at the door. Reserve your meal with PayPal or credit card (PayPal account not required).


Attention Attorneys: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one and a half (1.5) hours. The CCC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. Attorneys who wish to register for MCLE Credit must include their state bar number with their reservation. Please remember to sign the sign-in sheet and obtain a certificate when you arrive at the meeting.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non-Member Dinner $65.00