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December 28 - Ethical Issues Representing a Band - Using the Beatles

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Ethical Issues Representing a Band - Using the Beatles 


Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon
Credits: 1.0 EP

In this program, attorney/songwriter Jim Jesse discusses the unique issues faced when representing an organization as a client, particularly one as unique as a musical group. in this case, Jesse uses The Beatles and Rolling Stones as examples. Picture yourself as General Counsel for the two biggest bands in the world. And there's plenty of overlap between the two bands.

Jesse uses specific fact patterns from the later portions of The Beatles' career and overlapping portions of The Rolling Stones' career to illustrate these principles, including copyright infringement, as well as:
  • Ethical Issues in George Harrison My Sweet Lord Case (The Featured Case) / Breach of Fiduciary Duty / Conflict of Interest – MRPC 1.7, 2.1
  • Ethical Issues Regarding Band/Organization Dissolution – MRPC 1.13, 1.14
  • Ethical Issues and Conflict of Interest in Representing Competing Interests in a Group – MRPC 1.7, 2.1
This is the third installment of Jesse's Intellectual Property/Copyright series exploring issues lawyers may encounter when representing individual musical artists and bands. While the educational content of each installment stands alone, there are added benefits to attending all three.

Originally Recorded December 23, 2021

This is a “simulive” rebroadcast of a previously recorded presentation. Presenter will be available during the rebroadcast to answer questions.

Jim Jesse, Esq.
Jim Jesse has been an attorney for 24 years, and a full-time CLE presenter since 2013. He is also the author of The Music Copyright Law Manual and the forthcoming The Musician’s Guide to Music Copyright Law . Prior to serving as General Counsel for Cool Music Network (THECOOLTV), a 24-hour-a-day music video television network, he was in private practice in the areas of intellectual property, licensing, and music law. He has drafted and reviewed hundreds of contracts ranging from small barter deals to multi-million-dollar ones. Mr. Jesse is also a singer/songwriter for more than 30 years who has released two albums: Down on the South Side and Better Late Than Never, is a member of BMI, and has run his own record label distributing his music. He has more than 200 songs he has yet to release.

Important information & login instructions:
  • This is not eligible as part of the Fall Season Pass. 
  • Registration closes the day before the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 a.m. MT the day before the event.
  • Once registered for the webinar, you will receive emails (one day before and shortly before the start time) with instructions to join and a link to check your computer system requirements. Join the webinar up to 30 minutes prior to the start time.
This program is available online only through a desktop, laptop, iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities. It is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending