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April Meeting

Please join us as our April Pupilage group will explore some of the most interesting defendants in all of copyright law--cosplayers!  Come learn about the exciting topic of copyrights covering clothing and costume designs in "Copyright Wars:  Attack of the Cosplayers."

A word from our co-chairs:

Have you ever watched the Dragon Con parade march down Peachtree Street and wondered whether any of those folks get sued for making and wearing such awesome—but unlicensed—costumes?  Well, as you’ve probably already guessed, they certainly do!  And if you’re curious about these kinds of cases, we hope you will join us for our presentation, which will follow the adventures of two unlikely Star Wars cosplay heroes, who team up with some unexpected friends to combat the overwhelming might of the Disney IP Empire.  Will our heroes preserve their right to wear unlicensed, custom-made Star Wars costumes?  Or are they doomed to defeat by the legendary Star Wars Copyrights?  And how many times can we bag on the new Star Wars film without totally abandoning the narrative arc?  Come find out! 


Program Co-Chairs: Alan White and Meghan Rachford

Host:  U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (75 Ted Turner Dr., SW, Atlanta, 30303)

Meeting Schedule: Reception from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Program from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Security:  Everyone will need to go through the standard court security screening.  Please allow extra time for this.

Electronic Devices:  We have requested a Court Order allowing you to enter with electronic devices.  We will send it to you all once received.  You will need to print the Order and bring it with you.  Those with a “Blue Card” (obtained from the Court) will not require the Order.  If you do not have a copy of the Order or a Blue Card you will not be permitted to enter with electronic devices.

Please park in the "Gulch" parking lot, which can be accessed using the directions located here:  After checking in with security, please proceed to the 23rd floor.  The meeting will take place in the ceremonial courtroom.

Want to bring a guest?

Earlier Event: March 21
March Meeting
Later Event: May 9
2018 End of Year Dinner