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Teresa S. Thomas

For immediate release:
November 1, 2002

Entertainment Lawyer to Discuss Business of Music for Carnegie Mellon Lecture Series

Pittsburgh—M. William Krasilovksy, entertainment lawyer and author of the best-selling book "This Business of Music," will discuss the business and ethics of entertainment law at 4:30 p.m., Nov. 25, in Adamson Wing, 136A Baker Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus. The title of his lecture is "Exploring Cultural Public Domain: An uncharted and unprotected treasure chest of Shakespeare, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Scott Joplin, Disney and Irving Berlin."

Krasilovsky, an expert in copyright law, will discuss the Supreme Court's dilemma regarding the lengths of copyrights. He will question how long music copyrights can be extended at the expense of the music being recycled and altered for use in films, songs, drama and stories.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Carnegie Mellon's Office of the Provost, Office of the Associate Provost, Center for the Advancement of Applied Ethics and Division of Student Affairs sponsor the University Lecture Series.


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