Copyright and Fair Use in Politics – October 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting

CincyIP Presents:
Copyright and Fair Use in Politics


Jill Meyer
Frost Brown Todd

Charles H. “Chip” Gerhardt, III
Government Strategies Group, LLC


Davida H. Isaacs
University of Kentucky

October 9, 2012
12:00pm– 1:30pm

Location: The Cincinnatian Hotel

This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 total CLE hour instruction.

Intellectual property is most often appropriated by non-owners/licensees for commercial purposes. However, some political campaigns have also (mis?) appropriated others’ intellectual property, most frequently copyrighted works. As we come to the end of another election cycle, this panel will review these past and recent disputes in political races, and discuss related issue including whether courts would be likely to find such IP use to be “fair use”, to what extent campaign strategists consider the decision to use others’ IP, and how those strategists deal with possible infringement allegations.

Jill Meyer is Member-in-Charge of the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd. She also oversees the Firm’s advertising practice and concentrates her practice on counseling and litigating advertising & media law issues. She represents a wide variety of clients – corporations, advertising agencies, and media outlets – on an array of issues, including advertising review and clearance, sweepstakes and promotions, viral marketing and interactive media, compliance with COPPA and FTC requirements for advertising and websites, intellectual property, right of publicity, advertising-related litigation and regulatory challenges. She also represents media clients in all aspects of First Amendment and newsroom-related matters, including pre-publication/pre-broadcast review, issues related to access to courtrooms, public meetings and public documents, and defamation and privacy related litigation. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law and the College of Mount St. Joseph, and a member of the Ohio and Kentucky Bars.

Charles H. “Chip”Gerhardt, III is President and Founder of Government Strategies Group, LLC and Development Strategies Group, LLC. Prior to forming GSG, Chip was Vice President of KMK Consulting Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keating, Muething and Klekamp. While at KMK, he led the firm’s government affairs practice. Chip has an extensive background in the fields of economic development, government affairs and issues advocacy. He has worked in these areas both in the private and public sectors, and on local, state and Federal levels. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Hamilton County Republican Party and a veteran of numerous campaigns, including John Kasich for Governor, Josh Mandel for Treasurer and Mike DeWine for Attorney General. Chip received his Juris Doctor from the St. Louis University School of Law and his B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

Davida H. Isaacs teaches intellectual property, including copyright, and constitutional law courses at the University of Kentucky. Prior to moving to the University of Kentucky, she taught at Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law. She practiced intellectual property law for over seven years in New York, Washington D.C. and in Cincinnati at Wood Herron and Evans. She has published four articles in major law reviews, including “Application of the Fair Use Defense against Copyright Claims for Unauthorized Appropriation of Litigation Documents.” She is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and Brandeis University, and a member of the New York, D.C., Ohio and Kentucky Bars.

PRICES (including lunch):
• $20 for Members (includes 1.0 Hr Ohio CLE)
• $30 Non-Member with CLE
• $20 Non-Member without CLE
• $15 Students and Full-Time Academics