Paul M. Fakler
Paul M. Fakler helps clients in the fields of copyright, trademark, entertainment, and computer/Internet law with litigation, counseling, and government relations needs. He has litigated numerous cutting-edge copyright cases involving digital media 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 digital media industries. He routinely represents digital music services, as well as other media and software companies, in negotiations and disputes with record labels, music publishers, and other rights holders.
Paul also assists clients with copyright-related government relations, legislative, and policy matters. 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 and songwriters in royalty disputes adverse to record labels and music publishers, 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.