2023 marked the official fiftieth anniversary of Hip-Hop, a uniquely American art form popular the world over, encompassing MCing, DJing, breakdancing, graffiti art, and beatboxing. In this sixty-minute session, learn from the U.S. Copyright Office, experts, and practitioners about how Hip-Hop has influenced creators across the world and how practitioners themselves can use and reuse work responsibly.
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- How copyright can be used by creators to protect their work and what to do when someone takes their work without permission
- How to sample and license works responsibly, including what to look for in beat store contracts and show venues
- The broad influence of Hip-Hop in popular culture both nationally and internationally
- Suzy Wilson, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the U.S. Copyright Office, U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress
- Dae Bogan, Head of Third-Party Partnerships, Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC)
- “Bruce” Waynne Nugent, President, Bruce Waynne LLC
- Junious Brickhouse, Director, Next Level
Holland Gormley, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Copyright Office
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