Not since the 1980’s has the Supreme Court taken up so many “fair use” copyright cases, reflecting the need to adjudicate often novel disputes between copyright holders and parties seeking to use copyrighted works in the context of new technologies. Experienced intellectual property and appellate litigator, Peter Afrasiabi sets the stage by tracing the history of the “fair use” doctrine over the past forty years and offers his predictions for how the Court’s decisions could substantially change how the “commercial” and “transformative” elements of the “fair use” test will apply going forward.
Peter Afrasiabi, Partner, One LLP, Newport Beach, CA
Peter is a founding partner at One, LLP, and focuses his practice on copyright, patent, trademark and entertainment litigation. In addition, he is a professor and the Director of the Appellate Clinic at University of California, Irvine School of Law. Peter graduated from University of California, Los Angeles and University of Southern California Gould School of Law.