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Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era 2021

Speaker(s): Jeremy S. Goldman, Joseph C. Gratz, Joshua L. Simmons, Marta F. Belcher, Terrica Carrington
Recorded on: Jul. 12, 2021
PLI Program #: 304071

Joshua Simmons is a well-established and nationally recognized appellate and trial court litigator, who has been lauded as an “exceptional,” “forceful,” and “creative” “brainiac” (Chambers), “Top Attorney” (Law360), and “big-picture thought leader” (WTR). This “Intellectual Property Superhero” (CLS) focuses on copyright, patent, right of publicity, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition litigations—particularly complex cases and those of first impression—along with contract, licensing, and domain name disputes. As a “Power Lawyer” (THR) and “Trailblazer” (NLJ), he is sought after for his IP counseling; strategic portfolio management; as well as regulatory and legislative policy advice. His eye-catching litigations involve a range of media (film, news, publishing, social media, sports, television, theatre, and video games) and technologies (artificial intelligence, computer software and services, circuitry and semiconductors, Internet-based systems, medical devices, and telecommunications).

Josh routinely is recognized for his high-profile appellate, IP, media, entertainment, and technology representations, including by Chambers & Partners, World Trademark Review, Legal 500, and Benchmark Litigation. Numerous publications also have honored Josh for his ground-breaking achievements, including The Hollywood Reporter, National Law Journal, Columbia Law News, American Lawyer, Managing Intellectual Property, and Law360.

In addition to his full-time litigation practice, Josh hosts PLI’s IP Discussions with Joshua Simmons, has chaired its Fundamentals of Copyright Law in the Data Era, and has spoken at both that program and PLI’s Advanced Copyright Law series. He also is a frequent speaker outside of PLI and the author of numerous articles on emerging IP trends. He is an active member of the IP bar, serving as an officer of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section and member of it governing Council; chairing various copyright, trademark, Internet, social media, and software committees and task forces; and liaising to other organizations on copyright and right of publicity issues. And he is an advisor to Columbia Law School’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts.

He received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was awarded the Carroll G. Harper Prize for achievement in intellectual property, and a B.A. from Brandeis University. 

Jeremy S. Goldman is a partner in the Litigation Group, focusing on entertainment, media, intellectual property, commercial and privacy law.

Jeremy is a skilled commercial litigator with nearly fifteen years of experience counseling clients through complex disputes inside and outside of courtrooms in California and New York. His clients include independent filmmakers, production companies, writers, directors, financiers, media companies, publishers, video game developers, tech companies, creative agencies, executives, small businesses, and Fortune 500 brands. Jeremy is a passionate advocate committed to protecting, enforcing, and vindicating his clients’ rights.

Jeremy has special expertise handling intellectual property matters, contractual disputes, production mishaps and other legal issues that arise in the entertainment, media and technology industries. The Legal 500 recently recognized Jeremy for his work on high-profile copyright matters and he is co-Chair of the Los Angeles chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA. 

In addition to his litigation practice, Jeremy leverages his deep technical understanding of computers and the Internet to counsel clients through data breaches, cybersecurity incidents, regulator inquiries, and privacy class actions. Jeremy also advises clients on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

In 2015, after spending eight years with the firm in New York, Jeremy moved across the country with his wife and two children to help launch Frankfurt Kurnit’s LA office.  He is admitted to practice in New York and California.

You can follow Jeremy on Twitter at @ipprivacylawyer.

Terrica Carrington is VP, Legal Policy and Copyright Counsel at the Copyright Alliance, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting the rights of creators and advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright. Since joining the Copyright Alliance in 2016, she has worked on a number of legal and policy issues, including the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act), U.S. Copyright Office modernization, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and other copyright-related matters. 

Terrica is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law, where she assists as a Supervising Attorney with the Arts & Entertainment Advocacy Clinic. Her previous experience includes various positions with National Geographic, the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Association of Corporate Counsel, America’s Public Television Stations, and WYZ Girl Entertainment Consulting. Terrica volunteers with the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, and is an active member of the Copyright Society of the USA, serving on its Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and the American Bar Association’s IP Section.

Terrica earned her J.D. with a concentration in intellectual property law from George Mason University School of Law, and her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Joseph C. Gratz is partner with Durie Tangri LLP in San Francisco.  An Advisor to the forthcoming ALI Restatement of Copyright, Mr. Gratz is a respected litigator and commentator on copyright and Internet law.  Mr. Gratz testified in July of 2020 before the Senate Judiciary IP Subcommittee regarding Internet intermediary liability.  He was named one of the “40 Under 40” top lawyers in California in 2020, one of the nine Top Intellectual Property Lawyers Under 40 by Law360 in 2015, and a Northern California IP Litigation SuperLawyer each year since 2013 by SuperLawyers Magazine, after being named a Rising Star in IP Litigation in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  Mr. Gratz received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.  After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Marta Belcher is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the Board Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Marta is a pioneer in cryptocurrency law and has spoken on the topic around the world, including in U.S. Congress, European Parliament, the New York Senate, the OECD, and in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Marta has drafted amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. appellate courts for high-profile public interest organizations, including EFF, the Center for Democracy & Technology, Public Knowledge, the Cato Institute, the National Consumers' League, Project Gutenberg, and the Blockchain Association. Marta has been recognized twice by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer awards and was named to Law360's list of Top Attorneys Under 40.