Echo in the Canyon: Understanding the Line Between Originality and Infringement
Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST
This ever-popular NAMM panel will explore this year’s newest copyright cases in the courts, from Led Zeppelin to Katy Perry and more. It will go especially deep into the core question: What is the line between originality and infringement, and where does inspiration start and blatant copying take over? The session will take a look at this year’s hit documentary “Echo In The Canyon” to guide the discussion about what constitutes inspiration (as per Laurel Canyon in the 1960s) and how the landscape of collaboration and creativity has changed over the years.