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ParkBridge Webinar: “Navigating Copyright Law and Preserving Creator Intent”

May 16, 2024

I enjoyed hosting Webinar # 3 in the ParkBridge Spring webinar series this morning on “Unraveling the Challenges in Estate Planning: Navigating Copyright Law and Preserving Creator Intent.”

Thank you to guest presenters Marc Misthal and Michelle Yeung, both of law firm Offit Kurman, P.A.

You can WATCH the full video here.

This program was given to a national audience of accountants, attorneys, wealth planners, and high-net-worth investors. (Note: If you'd like to be notified of my future programs, you can register here



o Topic: ParkBridge SPRING Webinar # 3: “Unraveling the Challenges in Estate Planning: Navigating Copyright Law and Preserving Creator Intent” (1 CLE/1 CPE for Attorneys/CPAs in CT/NJ/NY)

o Date: Thursday, May 16th 2024 @ 8:30am (60 minute program)

o Host/Moderator: Jonathan I. Shenkman, AIF®, President & CIO, ParkBridge Wealth Management

o Speaker: Marc Misthal, Principal, Offit Kurman and Michelle Yeung, Associate, Offit Kurman

o Webinar Description: This program will cover ways to guide your creator clients to protect their estate plans through the lens of the Copyright Act termination rights. One of the goals of the Copyright Act of 1976 was to protect artists and creators from the avaricious entertainment and publishing industries. In doing so, it also created the unintended consequence of forced heirship. The Copyright Act allows creators to terminate any inter vivos transfers of copyright and reclaim ownership of their copyright 35 years after the date of transfer (which was repeated when copyright terms were extended in 1998). If the creator does not exercise their right while alive, then it is inheritable by their “statutory heirs,” giving them the ability to undo or spoil the creator’s estate plans.