The Distinguished Roger L. Shidler Lecture

The Evidentiary Use and Misuse of Forensic Musicology in Copyright Litigation

The litigation of modern music infringement cases depends heavily on the testimony of expert forensic musicologists. Can or should our legal system rely on these experts to decide whether one composer has copied from another? The lecture will explore some answers to this question.

Alfred C. Yen

Alfred C. Yen is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. He is a nationally known scholar who has published numerous articles about copyright law, the Internet, sports law, Asian-American legal issues, and law teaching. He is also the co-author of Copyright: Essential Cases and Materials (West Academic).

When and Where

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
11:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, room 138

A welcome reception will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 12:30 p.m.

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