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Friday, February 23, 2018

Registration: 8:30a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

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This program covers the essentials of music copyright law in this digital age, including all the rights you get with a copyright along with all the revenue streams songs can generate.

All the while attendees listen to music, watch video clips, and hear stories regarding music law.

This program includes an hour of ethics discussing the ethical issues in representing a band as an organization.

About the Speaker:

Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and has been a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is the former General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THE COOL TV), which is a 24-hour-a-day music video television network. Previously, he was in private practice. He has founded Rock N Roll Law, and his passion is spreading music law through his seminars. Thousands of attorneys have taken his courses, and he has conducted his music law course now in many states. He is also a member of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

Jesse is a member of BMI and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has written songs for more than 30 years, and has more than 200 songs he has never released. He has studied music history for years. He is the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law.

Mr. Jesse consults and practices in areas regarding intellectual property, licensing and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts from small barter deals to multi-million dollar ones.

  • 2:15 | Works Made for Hire/Termination Rights
  • 2:45 | Break
  • 3:00 | How Songs are Built, Standards in Copyright Infringement Cases and Damages
  • Ethical Issues Regarding Representing a Band:
  • 1:45 | Songwriting Credits/Lyrics/Joint Authors
  • 1:30 | Six: Public Display and Wrapping up the Rights and Revenue
  • 1:00 | Five: Derivatives and Sampling
  • 12:00p | Lunch
  • 11:30 | Four: Digital Transmission and Streaming
  • 9:00 | Introductions to Copyright Concepts and the Legal Framework of a Band
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 11:00 | Three: Public Performance
  • 10:15 | Break
  • 10:00 | One: Reproduction
  • The Six Exclusive Legal Rights You Get with Your Copyright:
  • 8:30a | Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:30 | What is a Copyright and How to Obtain One
  • 10:30 | Two: Distribution and Music Licensing
  • 3:30 | Ethical Issues Regarding Band Representation and Organiza-tion/Diminished Capacity MRPC 1.13, 1.14
  • 4:00 | Ethical Issues and Conflict of Interest in Representing Competing Interests in a Group MRPC 1.7, 2.1
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
Product Information
Date Presented:
February 23, 2018 8:55 AM Eastern
8 hours, 35 minutes
Registration Fee:
Take it to the Limit: A Study of The Eagles in Music Copyright Law

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $50 by registering early!
early bird expires 
February 16

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Member $235 $285$310
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $155 $205 $230
Non-Member $285 $335 $360
CLE Passport 6 tokens 
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $155 $180
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99 $124
 The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Law Student Division Member $25 N/A
Paralegal Division Student Member $25 N/A
Judge (NCBA Member) Please call the NCBA CLE Department to register for these categories: 800.228.3402 $75 N/A
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $75 N/A
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $75 N/A

LIVE CARY Program Location and Local Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location

NC Bar Center
8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium 

Local Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary Directions 

Rates | $169 
Includes full cooked-to-order breakfast and manager's evening reception

Reservations Click here to register online. Web reservation preferred: select dates and click "add special rate code.  Enter 2691626.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary Directions

Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday) 
Includes complimentary hot breakfast

| 919.678.0005 
Ask for the NC Bar Association corporate rate


Speaker Information
Jim Jesse  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
General: 5.00
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 1.00
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