Paul Fakler

Partner
Arent Fox LLP

Paul M. Fakler helps clients in the fields of copyright, trademark, entertainment, and computer/Internet law with litigation and counseling needs, and has litigated numerous cutting-edge cases involving digital music and the intersection of copyright and the Internet. Paul counsels clients with respect to copyright, trademark, right of publicity, entertainment, computer, and Internet law issues in diverse industries including the music, motion picture, publishing, software development, and Internet industries. He routinely represents digital music services, as well as other Internet and software companies, in negotiations and disputes with record labels and other rights holders. Paul has significant experience in the area of copyright compulsory license rate-setting proceedings, including proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI) rate courts. Paul also counsels and represents recording artists in royalty disputes adverse to record labels, including with respect to the rates payable for digital downloads, and also assists artists and other authors with respect to recapturing ownership of their copyrights pursuant to the transfer termination provisions of the Copyright Act. He publishes Title 17: The S(c)ite For Copyright Law, a blog devoted to copyright law news, analysis, and discussion.

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