2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Remixing, Mash-Ups, and Copyright Law

Remixes and mash-ups proliferate online. Learn the differences between a "remix", a "mash-up", and a "cover song", and how that will impact what licenses they need to secure for video and audio postings of their creations. Fair use, public domain music, and the creative commons license interplay in these issues. Find out how to get permission from copyright holders and make money from your creations - and stay legit.



Christiane Kinney



Christiane Cargill Kinney is a partner at LeClairRyan, and Chair of the firm’s Entertainment Industry Team. Kinney’s entertainment practice is focused on the representation of talent primarily in the areas of music, film, and television. She also specializes in branding and cross-promotional opportunities for corporations and artists. Kinney is a musician herself, and a voting member of the Recording Academy. As such, her personal experience as both a recording artist and an entertainment attorney provide a unique perspective to the deal-making process.

Kinney also has significant litigation experience in federal and state court, and has handled a wide array of business litigation and intellectual property cases, including claims of copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, rights of publicity, and unfair competition.

Since 2011, Christiane has worked with LexisNexis® as an Author for Lexis® Practice Advisor on Music Law Transactions. Kinney also frequently speaks on entertainment law panels and radio talk shows. As a strong supporter of education for independent artists, Kinney also writes a monthly legal column for CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog. CD Baby, the largest online distributor of independent music, recently recognized Kinney as #1 out of their list of the Top 10 Music Law Resources to follow on Twitter, noting that “her in-the-thick-of-it perspectives carry a lot of weight.” Kinney has also been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, and has been featured in Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year issue for her charity work in bringing music and art programs to at-risk youth.


Sean Kinney

Music Supervisor/Filmmaker

1 Stooge Entertainment

1 Stooge Entertainment offers creative consulting to companies, providing unique ideas and solutions for all types of production, advertising, marketing & branding needs, with a focus on comic twist and stylized action.
The owner is Sean Kinney, and his background lies in physical comedy. With his unique talents, he has gone on to becoming an international, award-winning writer, director, producer, and entertainer; winning film festivals, Tellys, Accolade Awards, LA Weekly Theater Awards, one Garland, & much more press & notoriety. These successes branded him a highly sought after consultant, where he has worked for such companies as Disney, Miramax, Touchstone, Pixar, ESPN, Hollywood Pictures, ABC, Disney’s Classics, Marvel, Warner Brothers, ABC Sports, Buena Vista, Disney Creative, & even Disney Technical Services. With more jobs than stooges, he formed 1 Stooge Entertainment to meet the growing demands.


Dean Serletic

Head of Mktg & Licensing

Music Mastermind Inc

Dean Serletic serves as the head of marketing and licensing at Music Mastermind, an interactive entertainment technology company that empowers people to engage with music in new ways. Over the course of a 14-year career in the music industry, he has held senior positions in artist management, major label A&R, music publishing A&R, and executive label management. Dean got his start in the music business when he discovered Matchbox Twenty. He helped them achieve breakthrough success and sell 15 million copies of their debut album. He currently serves as president of Emblem Music Group, where he oversees the record label, as well as Emblem’s artist management, publishing and studio divisions. Emblem's roster includes Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, Gloriana, and Dugas.

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