Art Law: Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith

The Copyright Society is proud to sponsor this program

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
Category: National


Pamela Samuelson is the Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law and Information at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recognized as a pioneer in digital copyright law, intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. Since 1996, she has held a joint appointment at Berkeley Law School and UC Berkeley’s School of Information. Samuelson is a director of the internationally-renowned Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She is co-founder and chair of the board of Authors Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in access to knowledge. She also serves on the board of directors of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as on the advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Center , the  Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, and the Berkeley Center for New Med

Professor Jessica Litman, the John F. Nickoll Professor of Law, is the author of Digital Copyright and the co-author, with Jane Ginsburg and Mary Lou Kevlin, of the casebook Trademarks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials. Before rejoining the Michigan faculty in 2006, Litman was a professor of law at Wayne State University in Detroit, a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and at American University Washington College of Law, as well as a professor at Michigan Law from 1984 to 1990. In addition, she has taught copyright law at the University of Tokyo as part of the Law Faculty Exchange Program. Litman is a past trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA, a past chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Intellectual Property, and a past member of the Future of Music Coalition's advisory council and the advisory board for Public Knowledge. She is an adviser for the American Law Institute's Restatement of Copyright, a director of the American Trademark Law Society, and a member of the advisory board of Cyberspace Law Abstracts.

Jordana Rubel works on a wide range of legal matters within the Copyright Office, including advising the Department of Justice on litigation matters and providing guidance to departments within the Copyright Office. Jordana joined the Copyright Office in 2018 after more than ten years as a litigator in private practice, where she represented clients on copyright, trademark, false advertising, and trade secret matters. She clerked for David Hamilton, now on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, when he was a district court judge in the Southern District of Indiana. She earned her JD from Emory University, her MEd from Harvard University, and her BA from Haverford College.
Emily Behzadi is an Assistant Professor of Law at California Western School of Law. Ms. Behzadi teaches property and art and cultural property Law. Ms. Behzadi obtained her juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and her masters in art history from New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Ms. Behzadi has taught courses in art and cultural property law and contracts drafting at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law and Barry University School of Law. Ms. Behzadi has published articles in international and national legal journals and major media. Ms. Behzadi has practiced in the areas of art and entertainment law, including intellectual property, contracts, immigration law, and civil litigation. Ms. Behzadi is the Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Entertainment and Sports Law Committee and the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries Young Lawyer Division Liaison. Ms. Behzadi is also the Vice-Chair of the International Division of the ABA Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. She also serves as an Associate Editor of ABA TYL Magazine. In 2019, Emily was recognized as one of the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Sandra Aistars is Senior Fellow for Copyright Research and Policy and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2). She also leads the law school’s Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Program. Professor Aistars has over twenty years of advocacy experience on behalf of copyright and other intellectual property owners. She has served on trade missions and been an industry advisor to the Department of Commerce on intellectual property implications for international trade negotiations; worked on legislative and regulatory matters worldwide; frequently testified before Congress and federal agencies regarding intellectual property matters; chaired cross-industry coalitions and technology standards efforts; and is regularly tapped by government agencies to lecture in U.S. government-sponsored study tours for visiting legislators, judges, prosecutors, and regulators.

Moderated by:

Jeffrey Prystowsky, incoming Intellectual Property Litigation Associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius - Boston, and President of the Intellectual Property Law Association at RWU Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. 


The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith, a copyright infringement and fair use case, on October 12. Join us on October 25, where Professors Pamela Samuelson (UC Berkeley), Emily Behzadi (California Western), Sandra Aistars (George Mason), Jessica Litman (U Michigan), and Jordana Rubel (US Copyright Office) will discuss the pending case and where do we draw the line between a derivative work, an infringing work, and a transformed work under fair use? Did Andy Warhol's "Prince Series" transform Lynn Goldsmith's photograph of Prince?


No CLE credit provided for this course.

Please email Bobby Cohen, Assistant Director, for any CLE questions.