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February 11, 2016

Time: 11:30 am - 1:45 pm

The AIMP & The CCC present Jacqueline Charlesworth of The US Copyright Office


A Special Presentation by Jacqueline C. Charlesworth on the coming changes in the US Music Licensing System in the Digital Age

Ms. Charlesworth joined the US Copyright Office in 2012 and was appointed General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights in 2013.  She is a recognized expert within the U.S. government and the broader legal community regarding the interpretation and application of the Copyright Act, and is frequently called upon by congressional offices and federal agencies for advice and assistance with copyright matters.

In February 2015, after a year of extensive study and public roundtable discussions led by Ms. Charlesworth, the U.S. Copyright Office released its groundbreaking report, “Copyright and the Music Marketplace.”   The report identifies significant problems with the current music licensing system – much of which is a product of government regulation –   and recommends a number of changes to improve music licensing for the digital age. 

The CCC and AIMP are honored to provide the LA copyright community this intimate, insider’s overview of the report, key developments since its release, and what lies ahead for copyright holders and users.


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Jacqueline C. Charlesworth
General Counsel & Associate Register of Copyrights, USCO



AIMP Panel

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Lawry's The Prime Rib
100 North La Cienega Blvd. (near Wilshire)
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 Our exclusive sponsor for this event is EMG Musical Services:

From left in back, AIMP president Michael Eames/PEN Music Group, Evan Greenspan/EMG, and former AIMP & CCC president Steve Winogradsky/Winogradsky & Sobel.

From left in front, AIMP VP Teri Nelson Carpenter/Reel Muzik Werks, CCC President Diane Snyder-Ramirez/Royalty Review Council and Jacqueline Charlesworth/US Copyright Office.  


Many attendees enjoyed lunch and the presentation in the side room!


Photos by Liz Redwing, courtesy of Lawry's The Prime Rib.  

Additional Speaker Information

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth is the General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office (USCO). She was appointed to the position in 2013. In her position as General Counsel, Charlesworth provides legal guidance to the various divisions and programs of the USCO, including the national registration and recordation systems, and is frequently called upon by Congressional offices, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies for advice and assistance. She also has the primary responsibility for the formation and promulgation of regulations and the adoption of legal positions governing policy matters and practices of the USCO. Charlesworth joined the USCO in 2012 following several years of private practice at New York City law firms, including Morrison & Foerster, LLP, where she represented copyright owners and users of copyrighted works in litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters. From 2006-2008, she served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the National Music Publishers’ Association and from 2001 to 2006 was General Counsel of The Harry Fox Agency, Inc., the leading agency in the United States for the licensing of mechanical rights in musical works.

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