ArticlesVolume 41, No. 3 (2018)

Remedies, Enforcement and Territoriality

Eric J. Schwartz

Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Adjunct professor of copyright law at Georgetown University Law Center and at American University, Washington College of Law.


Thank you to everyone at the Kernochan Center for inviting me to participate and for organizing this symposium.  Like Sam Ricketson, I knew and was very fortunate to work with Jack Kernochan, and I am a better copyright lawyer because of him.  As with all practicing attorneys, I begin with this caveat:  the views I am expressing today are my own and should not be associated with or attributed to any of my clients.

What I was asked to speak about on this panel are the challenges confronting authors, producers, and publishers on copyright enforcement, as well as what the treaties require and permit regarding enforcement.  I will focus on five key points.