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As many of us begin to play a more active roll in repurposing our home movies we are not always clear about what copyright laws we need to be aware of. Does copyright law protect home movies? Is posting a home movie that you don’t own on Facebook permissionable? What do you need to know about adding music?
Eric Schwartz has over 25 years of experience as a copyright attorney providing counseling on U.S. and foreign copyright laws – including rights, ownership and enforcement issues – relating to new technology rights, social media, and management matters, and old media; transactional attorney on music and film production, software licensing, and all other manner of IP commercial transactions; expert witness; appellate and trial litigation strategist; counseling on Copyright Office practice. He is an expert on film and music archival legal (i.e., “back catalog”) and preservation issues. Mr. Schwartz is an adjunct professor of copyright law and international copyright law at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the founding director (1997) and current Board member of The National Film Preservation Foundation.