IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

All’s fair use in song and games? A multijurisdictional discussion on fair use exceptions in the gaming, music and online markets

Tuesday 10 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C4.9, Convention Centre, Level 4


Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (Lead)


Hilarious political memes, cute pictures of kittens, parodies of popular songs and videos of just about anything – all available at the touch of a keyboard. Rampant use of images, sounds and videos are the new normal in our world, both in our personal and professional lives. But is it legal? Join our interactive discussion on fair use and the balance between the rights owners of copyrighted and trademarked works and the people who use these works to create new materials. Hear from in-house counsel in music, gaming and online reservation services companies about how they have handled the use and misuse of images, brands, videos, text and song within their own industries. Interact with counsel from Hong Kong to Honduras as we explore the limitations of fair use, and the possible solutions for advising your clients and in-house departments on creating the most clever and eye-catching products and promotions, within the confines of the fair use laws.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Rebecca McDougall Morgan Lewis & Bockius, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Vice Chair, Trademark Law Subcommittee
Helena Suarez LL.M. ECIJA, Madrid, Spain; Chair, Copyright and Entertainment Law Subcommittee


Anthony Justman Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, San Mateo, California, USA
Charmaine Koo Deacons, Central, Hong Kong SAR
Nina Ta Pandora Media Inc, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Maricruz Villanea Ideas Trademarks & Patents, San Jose, Costa Rica
Nathan Walker Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, San Mateo, California, USA
Ben Wray Stayz Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia