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richmond – vpa richmond copyright forum – june 25 – $5/free

Just ONE week from today, VPA Richmond presents….

Creatives must learn to protect their rights in film, music, and screenwriting!

Chris Cotropia is a Professor of Law at the University of Richmond Professor and Director of the Law School’s Intellectual Property Institute. He writes in the areas of copyright law and intellectual property law. He was recently featured on a panel examining copyright law’s role in the evolution of hip hop music in America with rapper Mad Skillz and the legendary hip-hop producer Hank Shocklee.

He is the author of numerous book chapters, amicus briefs, and law review articles on these subjects, and his scholarship has appeared in the UCLA Law ReviewWilliam & Mary Law ReviewHastings Law JournalNotre Dame Law ReviewNorth Carolina Law ReviewYale Journal of Law and Technology, and Berkeley Technology Law Journal, among other venues. Prior to joining the Richmond Law faculty, Professor Cotropia was the C. J. Morrow Research Professor of Law at Tulane University School of Law.

Professor Cotropia has served numerous clients as a copyright attorney providing consulting and expert services on numerous intellectual property issues.  He has also testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. International Trade Commission on patent law issues.

Cotropia Pictured with Mad Skillz, Hank Shocklee and English Prof Erik Nielson

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Whether stopping by to check it out, or seriously considering membership, we encourage you to come to this event, or at least follow the VPA Richmond District on Facebook [www.facebook.com/pg/VPARichmond] to join the conversation.