9:30 to 10:00 a.m.: Registration
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Morning Sessions and Lunch
Both morning sessions lasted from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch was provided for participants afterward, from 12 to 1 p.m.
Introductory Workshop: This session was designed for participants who have limited experience with copyright. Ana Enriquez of the U-M Library Copyright Office led an introductory workshop on copyright law.
Discussion Group: This session was designed for participants who had previous experience with copyright. Justin Bonfiglio of the U-M Library Copyright Office led a discussion of Eldred v. Ashcroft, a 2003 Supreme Court decision about copyright term extension. Participants were asked to read the majority opinion, by Justice Ginsburg, as well as Justice Breyer’s dissent, and come prepared to discuss them.
1:00 to 1:30 p.m.: Break
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.: Interview with Mark Rifkin, by Susan M. Kornfield
- Video recording
- Mark Rifkin is a senior partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, a law firm headquartered in New York City. He is a nationally-recognized commercial trial litigator with extensive appellate experience. His practice areas include complex class actions in securities, copyright, antitrust, and business matters. He was lead counsel in the class action suit against Warner/Chappell Music over its enforcement of copyright in the song “Happy Birthday to You.” He has an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Mr. Rifkin appears frequently on television and radio and in print media on various corporate and business law topics.
- Susan M. Kornfield will conduct the interview. She is the chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Bodman PLC. She has been involved in national and international IP transactions, and litigation involving trademark, copyright, rights of publicity, trade secrets, patents, and knowhow. She teaches “Intellectual Property Practice” at the University of Michigan Law School. Susan has served as an arbitrator and as an expert witness in disputes involving technology and copyright, and is a certified mediator in intellectual property matters. She served on the "Provost's Advisory Committee on Copyright" at the University of Michigan and serves on an advisory committee to Stanford University Libraries. Susan represented Michigan Document Services in its long battle to advocate for the fair use rights of students and professors in their use of coursepacks. She has been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America,” “Superlawyers,” DBusiness Top Lawyers, and Managing Intellectual Property “Women In the Law” award. In 2014, she received the Robert Cummiskey award from the State Bar of Michigan for 32 years and 10,000 hours of pro bono legal services.