On March 18, 2022, with financial sponsorship from Davis Wright Tremaine, George Washington University Law School’s Intellectual Property Program and University of Illinois, Chicago Law School held an online conference on adjudication of music copyright infringement disputes within various national copyright regimes in Asia, Europe, and North America.

This was the first conference in which the views on infringement litigation of copyright academics and practitioners from diverse nations was discussed alongside those of musicologists and theorists. This cross-pollination of ideas relating to national copyright regimes and musical expertise might spark new insights into adjudication of music infringement disputes, as well as those involving other genres of expression, in the U.S. and overseas. We hope to hold, during academic year 2022-23, a more extensive, and largely in-person, discussion of this topic in Washington, at George Washington University Law School.


Here is a link to a recording of the March 18, 2022 conference, provided by its co-sponsor, University of Illinois, Chicago Law School.