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Music Licensing Deals: Making Money as a Songwriter, Composer and Music Publisher in Today's World of Traditional and Online Media

Video game royalties, music in apps, songs performed on Glee, American Idol and the X Factor, e-cards, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC radio and television performances, iTunes downloads, Spotify and Pandora streaming, physical product record sales, songs in major studio and independent films, music in ads, dolls and toys and on t-shirts and jeans, karaoke and digital jukeboxes, foreign country royalties-these are but some of the ways that songwriters and composers make money in today's world of music.

Jeff and Todd Brabec, the authors of the bestselling music business book " Music Money and Success: the Insider's Guide to Making Money in the Music Business" discused how traditional as well as new media music licensing deals are structured and negotiated and how much money can be made in today's "new world" of music.


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CIPLIT hosted the Third International IP Scholars Roundtable and Hosier Scholar Lecture on May 1 - 2, 2014.

On May 1 and 2, 2014, twenty-two senior scholars from the United States and various other countries held a roundtable at DePaul on international intellectual property law issues.

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Professor Sarnoff named Edison Scholar.

Professor Joshua Sarnoff has been appointed a Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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15th Annual Niro Distinguished IP Lecture.

"How to Retain Patent Enforcement While Reforming It – Judges and Counsel Should Manage Infringement Suits, not Congress"

Featuring
Honorable Paul R Michel(Ret.)
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Commentator, Honorable James F Holderman
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

To view the video of this discussion, please click here.



In August 2013, four members of CIPLIT faculty participated in the 13th annual IP Scholars Conference, which originated at DePaul in 2000.

Professor Roberta Kwall opened the conference with a talk about the history of the conference and the top 10 things law faculty can do to enhance their career potential in this new reality of legal education. Professor Margit Livingston presented her paper on Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike. Professor Josh Sarnoff commented on Victoria Stodden’s paper, Software Patents as a Barrier to Scientific Transparency: An Unexpected Consequence of Bayh-Dole. Professor Fusco spoke about The Origins of Patent Examination in the Venetian Republic.



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