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Music and Theft: Technology, Sampling, and the Law : Fred Koenigsburg

Music and Theft
Dick Hebdige
Daphne Keller
Anthony Kelley
Fred Koenigsburg
Scott Lindroth
Tim Mandelbaum
David Sanjek
DJ Spooky

Conference Participants

Fred Koenigsberg


Partner at White & Case LLP.


In his practice, Mr. Koenigsberg concentrates in copyright law, including counseling and litigation. He negotiates and drafts license agreements, counsels on copyright matters including estates with copyright issues, and litigates infringement claims. Mr. Koenigsberg's expertise in this field allows him to participate in legislative efforts within the United States Congress, as well as conducting administrative proceedings before the United States Copyright Office and the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (successor to the Copyright Royalty Tribunal).

Currently, Mr. Koenigsberg is Counsel to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He advises the Society and its Board of Directors on all matters as its chief legal officer. Additionally, Mr. Koenigsberg teaches at Columbia School of Law.

Past Practical Experience

  • Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property.

  • Past President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Mr. Koenigsberg's clients include Walt Disney Company; BMG Music, Inc.; Demart Pro Arte B.V. (owner of all intellectual property rights of Salvador DalĂ­); the Alvin Ailey Dance Company.

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