“Weird Rights”

  • November 13, 2018
150 150 The California Copyright Conference
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6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Sportsmen's Lodge



Our panel of expert music rights, myth busters will lay bare the misconceptions, odd notions, urban legends, and fake news surrounding areas of music rights and how they can affect your bottom line. Issues discussed will include: YouTube/Facebook music rights, Grand rights, Neighboring rights, Fair use, Ephemeral use, Broadcast mechanicals, Public domain, and more. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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


12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (Coldwater Canyon Drive & Ventura Blvd.)



  Eric Polin, Sr. Vice President — Music Publishing, Universal Pictures



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Eric Polin is Sr. Vice President of Music Publishing at Universal Pictures, where he oversees the administration of their film and TV music catalog dating back to 1928. Previously, he was a partner at Wixen Music Publishing, where he oversaw the publishing administration of some of the top songwriter/artists in the industry.

Mr. Polin serves on the national board of directors of the Association of Independent Music Publishers. He is also a past president of the California Copyright Conference and is the founder and chairman of their scholarship committee. He has moderated CCC panels on artist managers, independent music publishing, film music, digital distribution, and helped assemble panels on SIRA and indie record labels, and was the author of the hauntingly unforgettable CCC newsletter article entitled “The (Lost) Art of Mechanical Licensing.”​ He has also been on panels focusing on independent music publishing and on music royalties.

Mr. Polin has been quoted in The New York Times, and his opinions have been published by Billboard magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and the U.S. Copyright Office. He has worked in many areas of the entertainment industry, including motion pictures, television, home video, and music. Mr. Polin has also served as a curriculum consultant for the Musicians Institute’s Associate of Arts Program in Music Business studies.

He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Economics from UCLA.



This event is sponsored by Reel Muzik Werks


Advance RSVP (via PayPal by 6pm, Friday 11/9/18):

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]

Questions? Email us at questions@theccc.org



Wedge Salad with crumbled blue cheese, chives, crisp bacon, tomato; ranch dressing

Your Choice of Entree: 

Vegan Tofu Stack — roasted asparagus, carrots, portabella mushroom, sweet tamari reduction

Atlantic Salmon with citrus sauce

California chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella, sundried tomato, spinach and basil veloute


Tiramisu cheesecake


Please make your dinner reservation by 6pm on Friday, November 9th, 2018.

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