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Intellectual property specialist Kim Landsman '74 to address "Intellectual Property's Blurred Lines," November 11, 2013

Intellectual property specialist Kim Landsman to deliver a lecture, “Intellectual Property’s Blurred Lines: When Does Inspiration Become Unlawful Copying? Does the Difference Between Parody and Satire Matter to Fair Use or Is It Really Just a Matter of Deciding Whether Something is Funny and Cool or Merely Offensive?” on Monday, November 11 at 5:30 pm in Rockefeller Hall room 200. The lecture is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Richard and Sally Sharp Fund an co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Media Studies Program, Department of English, Africana Studies Program, Department of Film, American Studies Program, Department of Sociology, the Program in Science, Technology and Society and the Department of Economics.

Landsman is an attorney with more than thirty years of experience litigating a variety of disputes with a focus on intellectual property. He has handled cases involving trademark, copyright, patent and general commercial disputes. Landsman is a Vassar alumnus who also holds degrees from Oxford University and Yale Law School.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, November 6, 2013