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Law Office of Alan Korn Law Office of Alan Korn
1840 Woolsey Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
phone: (510) 548-7300
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The Law Office of Alan Korn is a law practice emphasizing art, entertainment, intellectual property and business law. Representative Clients.

News & Events

Alan filed a Petition to Deny Transfer with the FCC on behalf of Friends of KUSF, challenging that station's sale to Classical Public Radio Network. More information and a link to the petition are available at

Dee McCrorey interviews Alan for the Coach for Innovation episode, Before You Sign that Contract! Seven Copyright Essentials for Collaboration. Alan discusses copyright essentials, terminating a collaboration, and avoiding unintentional collaborations. Use this player to hear the show, or link to BlogTalkRadio. Recorded on March 14, 2010.

Congratulations to Quartet San Francisco for their 2009 GRAMMY Nominations. Their album, QSF Plays Brubeck, was nominated for Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Engineered Album, Classical. Whirled Chamber Music received the nomination for Best classical Crossover Album at the 2008 GRAMMYS.

Benjamin Franzen's and Kembrew McLeod's film, Copyright Criminals, debuted on PBS' Independent Lens in January, 2010. Interview with the filmmakers.

Flipper released their studio album, Love, and live album Fight, both featuring Krist Novoselic on bass. With their first studio album in 16 years and a 2009 world tour, one of the most important bands from the last 30 years finally gets the recognition they deserve.

Sam Green and Warner Jepson had videos in the California Video Exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. More information.

Alan Korn's law review article, "Issues Facing Legal Practitioners in Measuring Substantiality of Contemporary Musical Expression," was published in the Spring 2007 issue of the John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property Law. The article highlights some of the legal issues facing modern composers of jazz, avant-garde, hip-hop, electronica and world music, and the current split among the U.S. Circuit Courts in how to measure the substantiality of those works.

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