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I Fred Koenigsberg

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A., Cornell University, 1967

M.A., Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 1969

J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1972

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

professional experiences

biographical information

I. Fred Koenigsberg is a partner in the law firm of White & Case, LLP. He is a board member of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, a past President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and a past Trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA. He serves as general counsel of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Prof. Koenigsberg has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an M.A. in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He teaches Law and the Arts I.

active professional organizations

American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, Past Chair

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President (first copyright lawyer to hold that position)

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Director

Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Former Trustee

Member, Executive Committee, ALAI-USA (International Literary and Artistic Association - US Group)

Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Law ("Seminar in Law & the Music Industry," Columbia Law School; "Law & the Arts," Graduate Program in Arts Administration)

principal publications

 "The 1976 Copyright Act: Advances for the Creator," 26 Cleve. St. L. Rev. 515 (1977), cited with approval, Broadcast Music, Inc. v. CBS, Inc., 441 U.S. 1, n. 31 (1979)

Co-author, "The First Proceeding Before the Copyright Royalty Tribunal: ASCAP and the Public Broadcasters," Communication and the Law, 1979

Co-author, "Performing Rights in Music and Performing Rights Societies" 33 J. of the Copyright Soc. of the USA 332, 1986

Remarks in Symposium: Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property, 22 Vanderbilt J. of Transnational Law 373, 1989

"Copyrights," Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Terminology, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1999

"Copyrights," Understanding Basic Copyright Law 2002, Practising Law Institute, New York, 2002

"Music, the Internet and the Music Industry," Seventh Annual Institute for Intellectual Property Law, Practising Law Institute, New York, 2001

Co-author, "Licensing Intellectual Property," in M. Moskin (Ed.), Commercial Contracts, Aspen Law & Business, New York, 2002

Co-author, "Eldred v Ashcroft: A U.S. Copyright Case of ‘Supreme' Significance," Asian IP, November 2002

A&HG 4174: Law and the arts I

Permission from program coordinator/director required. Principal artistic applications of U.S. law in areas drawn from copyright law, unfair competition and trademark law, misappropriation, First Amendment questions, miscellaneous torts including rights of privacy and publicity, defamation, interference with contract, and other problems relating to authenticity of art works.