Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks

Sandra Crawshaw-Sparks

Proskauer Rose LLP

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New York Court Gives Final Approval to $58.5 Million Music Licensing Settlement

On February 19, 2015, the District Court for the Southern District of New York issued final approval of a $58.5 million settlement between performing rights society SESAC (Society of European Stage Actors and Composers) and...more

3/2/2015 - Judicial Settlement Agreements Licensing Rights Music Music Industry Television Broadcast Stations

Seventh Circuit Criticizes Second Circuit's "Transformative Use" Approach to Fair Use

On September 15, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a notable opinion on the relevance and importance of "transformative use" on the copyright fair use analysis. (Kienitz v. Sconnie Nation LLC, No....more

9/22/2014 - Appeals Copyright Copyright Infringement Corporate Counsel Fair Use Photographs Popular Transformativeness

Second Circuit Finds Fair Use Doctrine Protects Digital Book Scanning from Copyright Infringement

On June 10, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a notable opinion on the contours of the copyright law's fair use doctrine in the digital era. (Authors Guild, Inc. v. HathiTrust, No. 12-4547-cv, 2014...more

6/13/2014 - Authors Guild Books Copyright Copyright Infringement Fair Use HathiTrust

New York State Amends Labor Law To Protect Child Models

On October 21, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed amendments to the New York Labor Law, Art. 4-A, ยงยง 150-154, the laws governing employment of child performers. The new law is effective on November 20, 2013, thirty (30)...more

11/21/2013 - Child Labor Compliance DOL Minors

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