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Loyola University Music Business Program and The Loyola Biever Guest Lecture Series Present

Loyola press release - October 3, 2000

Dr. E. Michael Harrington
Recent Copyright Infringement: The Fugees, Puff Daddy, and Sting.
The Report from The Expert Witness.

Monday October 9th
7:30 PM

Nunemaker Hall
Loyola University
Free and open to all students, faculty, and the general public.

Co-Sponsors:
Music & Entertainment Industry Students Association
Louisiana Music Commission
OffBeat Magazine
WWOZ

Background:
Internet copyright infringement has become a hot topic in recent months. The news media is filled with the articles concerning the music trade associations and the major record labels suing each other. What has taken a back seat in the media is copyright infringement during the songwriting and publishing process. Michael Harrington has become the most sought after expert witness throughout the United States in high profile copyright infringement cases. His unique background of being a musician, composer, music researcher, and professor, allows him to teach a jury enough about music to prove or disprove a copyright infringement claim. Through a generous grant from the The Loyola Biever Guest Lecture Series, the Loyola University Music Business Program is bringing Dr. Harrington to New Orleans to present a seminar on today's copyright infringement.

Dr. Harrington:
Dr. Michael Harrington is one of the leading expert witnesses in copyright infringement cases. Harrington has worked as an expert witness and consultant in music copyright infringement involving Lauryn Hill & The Fugees, Steve Perry, Kenny G, Collin Raye, Patty Loveless, Puff Daddy, Sting, the Backstreet Boys, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Bryan White, Don Schlitz, Dwight Yoakam, Mary J. Blige, MC Eiht, George Jones, Tracy Lawrence, Roger Miller, Joe Diffie, Brooks & Dunn, Lonnie Mack, Dan Penn, Chris Isaak, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sandy Linzer, Mila Mason, Robert Nix, En Vogue, the Ford Motor Company, the H. J. Heinz Company, Miller Brewing Company, Publix Supermarkets, Orville Redenbacker, and others.

Harrington was interviewed as an expert on Napster, the digital transmission of music and the Recording Industry Association of America vs. MP3.com lawsuit by James Paul, of CNN's CNNfn.com, for a special story about copyright infringement. He was also interviewed as an expert on copyright and digital transmission of intellectual property and quoted, along with MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson, about the RIAA vs. MP3.com lawsuit in CNN's CNNfn.com story about this lawsuit.

Harrington was interviewed as an expert on the Beatles by National Public Radio for their national news broadcasts, and by LIFE Magazine for their special commemorative issue about the Beatles. He has been asked to co-author the first CD-ROM on the music and life of Stevie Wonder with Stevie Wonder personally authorizing this CD-ROM project.

He will deliver a presentation entitled, "Recent Copyright Infringement: The Fugees, Puff Daddy, and Sting: The Report from The Expert Witness" at 7:30PM Monday October 9th in Nunemaker Hall on the Loyola University Campus. Admissions is free.

This is the first in the series of music business seminars that will be presented every second Monday of month on the Loyola campus as part of the Loyola University Music Business Program community outreach efforts.