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Roger Zissu Delivers Copyright Society of the U.S.A.'s Annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture
Roger Zissu delivered the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.'s annual Donald C. Brace Memorial Lecture on November 17, 2016, joining an impressive list of judges, professors, and practitioners who have been selected to give this lecture in prior years. His talk, "Expanding Fair Use: The Trouble with Parody, the Case for Satire," urges the acceptance of satire as a positive purpose for the unauthorized use of a copyrighted work in fair use evaluation under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.
The Brace Lecture is an annual lecture on domestic copyright protection given in memory of the publisher Donald C. Brace, a founder of Harcourt, Brace & Co., who was deeply interested in copyright legislation, the protection of creators, and freedom of the press.
Roger Zissu has practiced in the area of copyright, unfair competition, and trademark law for over 50 years.
Mr. Zissu has been a leader in the copyright bar, serving as President of the Copyright Society of the USA (1992-94) and Chair of the Committee on Copyright and Literary Property of the New York City Bar (1989-92).
Roger and his father, Leonard Zissu, became the second father and son to give the Brace Lecture. Melville and David Nimmer were the first father and son Brace lecturers.