At The Podium

Copyright, Patronage, and Courtesy in Modern Literature

Tulsa College of Law CLE Lecture

Dr. Robert Spoo, an intellectual property attorney with McAfee & Taft and Chapman Distinguished Professor at The University of Tulsa College of Law, has written extensively on the topics of modern authors, law and literature, and copyrights and public domain.  His latest book, Modernism and the Law, published by Bloomsbury Academic in August 2018, covers such topics as obscenity, censorship, privacy, publicity, defamation, piracy, copyrights and patronage in the age of modernist literature.

In his CLE presentation at The University of Tulsa College of Law, titled “Copyright, Patronage and Courtesy in Modern Literature,” Spoo draws from his latest book to discuss how modern English and American authors sought both protection and remuneration for their literary efforts.

Topics include:

  • Statute of Anne, the first copyright statute
  • Modern authors and patronage
  • Evolution of U.S. copyright law
  • Victims of U.S. copyright isolationism and protectionism
  • Trade courtesy
  • The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
September 14, 2018
Price & Turpen Courtroom, TU College of Law
Tulsa, OK