Partners Alan R. Friedman, Michael S. Poster and Marc S. Reisler will speak at Music Business Law 2006 presented by CMJ, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and the New York State Bar Association. This MCLE accredited program will cover a broad range of music-related legal issues, including changes in copyright law, ownership of brands, new issues in recording agreements, acquisition of music assets and companies, the use of music on user-created web pages and legal ethics. Panelists will include representatives from major record labels, music industry organizations and experienced practitioners.

Alan R. Friedman will serve as moderator for the panel discussion “Artist as Brand: Ownership and Uses of Trademarks Related to Artists and Music” on November 2 at 10:10 a.m.; Michael S. Poster will serve as co-chair of the event and will be a panelist in the session “Catalog Shopping: Buying and Selling Music Assets and Companies” at 1:20 p.m.; and Marc S. Reisler will serve as co-chair of the event and as moderator for the panel discussion “Whose Space? An Introduction to Issues Arising from User-Created Content Sites” at 4:00 p.m.