Alan J. Hartnick
Adjunct Professor of Law

Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
666 Third Avenue
10th Floor
New York,  NY  10017-5621
Email: ajhartnick@lawabel.com
Telephone: 212.949.9022
Fax: 212.949.9190

Publications

"The 'Redskins' -- Can It Still Be Used?", New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, (Summer 2004).
"Do Professors Own Their Works?", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, pages 68, 69, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Spring 2004)"

"What to Watch Out for in a Digital Archive", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, pages 56, 57 (Fall/Winter 2003).

Book Review "The Osterbergs' Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law", Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 51, No. 1, Fall 2003.

"Do Proposed Database Laws Protect Information Rather Than Investment?", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, pages 58, 59, 60 (Summer 2003).

"Any 'Copyright' for Litigants?", New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring, 2003.

"Walter J. Derenberg: A Tribute", The Copyright Society of the USA 50th Anniversary Gala, April 3, 2003.

"Why Is There Copyright Restoration?", New York State Bar Association, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2002.

"Term Limits: Will the Supreme Court Do Harm?", New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2002.

"Folklore: Has Its Time Come?", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2001 at 49.

"A Brief History and Then, the Future of Trademarks", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2001 at 43.

"Trademark May Protect Characters No Longer in Copyright", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer, 2001 at 24.

"Traditional Knowledge: A New Intellectual Property", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring, 2001 at 6.

"`New Uses' and the Public Domain", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal of the NYSBA (Summer 2000).

Book Review: "Exploiting Images and Image Collections in the New Media", New York Law Journal, (March 24, 2000).

"Clause Close-Up", Broadcast Law Report (February, 2000) at page 4.

Chapter, Simensky, Bryer, Wilkof, "Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace", Second Edition (Wiley, 1999).

"Millennium Musing: `New Uses' and the Public Domain", Copyright World, a United Kingdom publication (August, 1999) at page 20.

"What Do Intellectual Property Entertainment Lawyers Do? Some Constitutional Issues", COMMUNIQUÉ, Clark County, Nevada (June, 1999).

"The Defense of `Fair Use': A Primer", Touro Law Review, Fall 1998 (published March, 1999), Vol. 15, No. 1 at p. 153.

"What Do Entertainment Lawyers Do?", Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal, Fall 1998 at p. 25.

"The Character Licensing Enigma", New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 70, No. 5 (July/August, 1998).

"Are Sports Scores Facts?", Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal, Fall, 1997 at p. 21.

"The Sleepless in Seattle Music Controversy", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Winter, 1997 at 20.

Co-Author, "Copyright Law and Practice of the United States", Digest of Intellectual Property Law of the World (Oceana Publications, Inc., 1997).

Author of Chapter 7A in Simensky and Bryer, "The New Role of Intellectual Property in Commercial Transactions", 1996 Supplement.

"The GATT Copyright Restoration", Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring/Summer, 1995 at 13.

Book Review: "Multimedia: Law & Practice", Newsletter of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (Summer, 1994).

"The Use of Latin in Law Today", New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 66, No. 2 (February 1994).

"Has the Reach of Publicity Law in the United States Gone Too Far?", Copyright World, [U.K. publication], September/October, l992.

"Feist v. Rural", Copyright World, Issue Nineteen [U.K. publication], November/December, l99l.

"Works for Hire: The Reid Case and What to do About it", New York State Bar Journal (July, l990).

"U.S. Copyright Law and Practice", The Digest of Intellectual Property Laws of the World, Oceana Press, l990.

"Berne Convention Implementation Act of l988; Trademark Law Revision Act of l988", Newsletter of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (September l989).

"The Tale of The Doctrine of Multiple Infringements". 10 Entertainment Law Reporter (January 1989).

"The Age of Docudramas: True Stories Produced Without Releases". 10 Entertainment Law Reporter (August 1988).

"Another Lesson From the Bill Cosby Show". 9 Entertainment Law Reporter (October, 1987).

"Some Thoughts on Libel". 8 Entertainment Law Reporter (May l987).

Book Review -"Patry's Fair Use Privilege", Vol. 7, Communications and the Law (April, 1986).

Book Review - "Brown and Denicola's Cases on Copyright", 33 Journal of the Copyright Society No. 2 (January, 1986)

"Art Law Revisited", 32 Journal of the Copyright Society No.4, published at New York University Law Center (June/August, 1985).

"A Primer on the Interface of Trade Secrets and Copyright on Software Protection", Vol.6, No.5, Communications and the Law (October, 1984).

"Rememberance of Professor Alan Latman", 31 Journal of The Copyright Society, No.6, published at New York University Law Center (October, 1984).

"Summary Judgment In Copyright: From Cole Porter to Superman", Vol.3, No.1, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 53 (1984).

"Pre-Trial Procedures In Copyright Infringement Actions -- Discovery and Summary Judgment Motions", a chapter in Copyright Litigation, a Practising Law Institute (PLI) Course Handbook, 1983.

"Does Copyright Really Protect Nonfiction?" Publishers Weekly, December 9, 1983, Vol.224, No.24, 28-29.

"Government and Copyright", Communications and the Law, Vol.4, No.2, Spring 1982 (1982).

"The Network Blanket License Triumphant, The Fourth Round of the ASCAP-BMI-CBS Litigation", Communications and the Law, Vol.2, No.4, Fall 1980 (1980).

"From Black to White", 27 Bulletin of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., No.1, published at New York University Law Center (1979).

"Performances at Schools and Colleges Under the 1976 Copyright Act", 8 Seton Hall Law Review, No.4 (1977).

"The New Copyright Law and The New Music Licensee", distributed by Broadcast Music, Inc. (1977)

Columnist:

Regular Columnist on Intellectual Property Law, New York Law Journal (1985 to date).

"The New Artist's Authorship Rights Law: An Analysis from the Publisher's Point of View" - (June 28, 1985).

"The Inadequacy of New York's Present Privacy Laws" - (September 6, 1985).

"Audio Publishing: The Print Publishers' Rights in Audiocassettes" (October 25, 1985).

"Protection of Copyrighted TV Programs Border Crossing in Western Europe and Canada" (co-author) (December 20, 1985)

"Synchronization Rights for 'Music In The Can' -- Current Practices, Doomsday Remedies" (February 14, 1986)

"Reflections About "Midnight Blue": Standards of 'Good Taste' On Cable Programming" (April 18, 1986)

"Bad `Playboy': Alleged Star Chamber Activities of Federal Commission on Pornography" (June 20, 1986)

"Mickey Mouse & Friends are Alive and Well but Not living in the Public Domain" (October 10, 1986).

"Responsibility for Poison in Recipe: 1st Amendment or Products Liability?" (December l9, l986).

"Libel Standards for Media Too High?" (February 6, 1987).

"Should There Be Punitive Damages For Knowing or Reckless Falsity?" (April 3, l987).

"An Alternative to Libel Litigation: Iowa Research Project Proposals" (June 5, l987).

"Another Lesson from The Bill Cosby Show: Innocent Infringers and Novelty in Idea Cases" (October 2, l987).

"WIPO: New Proposed American Approach to International Copyright to be Aired", New York Law Journal (December l987)

"What Happened at the WIPO/UNESCO December l987 Geneva Conference on the Printed Word", New York Law Journal (January l988)

"Dealing With Libelous Headlines", New York Law Journal (April 15, 1988)

"Docudramas: True Stories Produced Without Releases", New York Law Journal (June 17, 1988)

"Lawyers and Docudramas", New York Law Journal (June 24, 1988)

"Case Study: Amicus Actions By Media Trade Association", New York Law Journal (October 21, 1988)

"Where Cost-Benefit Analysis May Encourage Infringement", New York Law Journal (December 9, 1988)

"Independent Contractors in Software, Magazine Industries", New York Law Journal (February 3, 1989)

"The 'Community Case' and 'Work For Hire'", New York Law Journal (February 10, 1989)

"Parallel Importing and Proposed Video Game Performing Right", New York Law Journal (April 7, l989)

"'Czar' of Part of the Music Industry and ASCAP Rate Court", New York Law Journal (June 9, l989)

"May BMI Arbitrarily Set Rates For Broadcasters?", New York Law Journal (October 13, l989)

"Has BMI an Implied Duty to Negotiate?", New York Law Journal (October 20, l989)

"Work-for-Hire Issue: The Post-Reid Fallout", New York Law Journal (December l5, 22, 29, l989)

"Is There Still A False Light Tort?", New York Law Journal (February l6, l990)

"New Wrinkle in Defending Copyright, Trademark Cases", New York Law Journal (April 6, l990)

"Is Sound-a-like Protection Unnecessarily Unlimited?, New York Law Journal (June l5, l990)

"The Copyright Issues In Boston v. CBS", New York Law Journal (October 5, l990)

"Aid for Copyright Lawyers In International Transactions", New York Law Journal (December 7, l990)

"Looking Back at Congressional Activity in Copyright in l990", New York Law Journal (February l5, l99l)

"Protecting Expressive Interests In Intellectual Property Law", New York Law Journal (April 5, l99l)

"A Week in the Life Of Register of Copyrights", New York Law Journal (June 2l, l99l)

"Any Copyright Protection Left For Narrative Non-Fiction", New York Law Journal (October ll, l99l)

"'The Enneargram' Case: Heresy, Not Infringement", New York Law Journal (December 6, l99l)

"Intellectual Property Handbook A Help for Busy N.Y. Lawyers", New York Law Journal (February l4, l992)

"A Revisionist View: Reflections on Publicity", New York Law Journal (April l0, April l7, l992)

"A Copyright Aspect of Cable Reregulation", New York Law Journal (June 5, June l2, l992)

"New Books for Entertainment Lawyers on Libel, Trademarks", New York Law Journal (October 2, l992).

"New Fair Use Amendment: An Investigative Report", New York Law Journal (December 4, ll, l8, l992)

"Call to Signal lst Amendment Concerns in the Lanham Act", New York Law Journal (February 5, l993)

"Determining Trademark Confusion: A Textbook Case", New York Law Journal (April 16, 1993)

"Gray Beards & the Copyright Reform Act of 1993", New York Law Journal (May 2l, 28, 1993)

"Checklist for Lawyers For Multimedia Matters", New York Law Journal (October 8, 1993)

"A look at `Grant of Rights' Provisions", New York Law Journal (December 10, 1993)

"New Developments in Who Gets What From Music Performances", New York Law Journal (February 4, 10, 1994)

"Role for Copyright Office on Info Superhighway?", New York Law Journal (April 8, 1994)

"Is `Literary Property' an Oxymoron?", New York Law Journal (June 10, 1994)

"BMI Proposes Its Own Rate Court", New York Law Journal (October 7, 1994)

"2 Copyright Cases Where Certain Uses Are Not Protected", New York Law Journal (December 9, 1994)

"The GATT Copyright Restoration", New York Law Journal (January 27 and February 3, 1995)

"Toward New Standard for Copyright Infringement Attorney Fees", New York Law Journal, (April 7, 1995)

"Are Changes in the Law Necessary Because of the Information Superhighway?" New York Law Journal (June 9, 1995)

"White Paper on Info Superhighway" New York Law Journal (October 27 and November 3, 1995)

"Insider's View About Performing Rights", New York Law Journal (December 8, 1995)

"The First Mechanical License in Cyberspace: Thanks to Frank v. CompuServe", New York Law Journal (February 9, 16 and 23, 1996)

"The Value in Having Both ASCAP and BMI", New York Law Journal (April 19, 1996)

"`Sleepless in Seattle' Music Controversy", New York Law Journal (June 7, 1996)

"Intellectual Property Implications of WTO and NAFTA", New York Law Journal (October 18, 1996)

"Constitutional Concerns of WTO and NAFTA", New York Law Journal (October 25, 1996)

"The Intellectual Property Benefits of WTO, NAFTA", New York Law Journal (December 13, 20, 1996)

"Copyright & Trademark on the Internet - and Where to Sue", New York Law Journal (February 7, 14 & 21, 1997)

"Is `Framing' the Internet Equivalent of Pirating?", New York Law Journal (April 4 & 11, 1997)

"When Does Federal Copyright Time Bar Not Apply?", New York Law Journal (June 13, 1997)

"Unresolved First Amendment Issues In Motorola Case", New York Law Journal (October 17, 1997)

"Can There Be `Libel By Omission'?", New York Law Journal (December 12 & 19, 1997)

"Intellectual Property for Non-Specialists" New York Law Journal (February 6 & 13, 1998)

"The Art of Character Licensing: A Primer" New York Law Journal (April 24 & May 1, 1998)

"Props and Clips - a Fair Use Analysis", New York Law Journal (June 12 and 19, 1998)

"`Famous Marks' Under the Lanham Act'", New York Law Journal (October 9 and 16, 1998)

"The Last State Misappropriation Case?", New York Law Journal (December 4, 1998)

"The New Limitations On Online Copyright Liability", New York Law Journal (February 5, 1999 at p. 5)

"How a Merits Appeal in a Copyright Case Was Not Risk Free", New York Law Journal (April 16, 1999)

"New Uses and the Public Domain", New York Law Journal (June 11, 1999)

"The ABC's of `Fair Use'", New York Law Journal (November 11, 1999)

"Is Artistic Style Protectable?", New York Law Journal (February 18, 2000)

"Does the First Amendment `Pre-empt' Consumer Protection Laws?" New York Law Journal (April 21, 2000)

"Are Trailers for Pre-1978 Movies in the Public Domain?" New York Law Journal (June 16, 2000)

"E-Book Rights v. Traditional Publishing: Q&A With the Authors Guild" New York Law Journal (October 20, 2000)

"Folklore - The Search for Artistic Equality", New York Law Journal (December 15, 2000)

"Access Control: The Register of Copyrights Proceeds With Caution", New York Law Journal (January 30, 2001)

"Copyright/Trademark: Can You Protect Public Domain Characters?", New York Law Journal (April 18, 2001)

"Trademarks - Then and Now", New York Law Journal (June 12, 2001)

"Cybersquatting: `In Rem' Actions Against Domain Names", New York Law Journal (October 30, 2001)

"The Emerging Protection of Traditional Knowledge", New York Law Journal (December 13, 2001)

"Will the First Amendment Swallow the Copyright Act?", New York Law Journal (March 14, 2002)

"Who Is A Reliance Party for Copyright Restoration?", New York Law Journal, page 3 (June 12, 2002)

"A Week In the Professional Life of a Media Lobbyist", New York Law Journal, page 3 (October 31, 2002)

"The Public Domain: Can Litigants Obtain a Form of Copyright?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (December 9, 2002)

"Copyright and Cultural Policy: Traditional Knowledge", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (February 19, 2003)

"Is It Time To Protect U.S. Databases?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (April 22, 2003)

"Copyright Problems of a Digital Archive", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 7 (June 18, 2003)

"The Teacher Exception in Copyright Law - Is There One?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (October 15, 2003)

"Substantial Similarity - A New Resource", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (December 15, 2003)

"Politically Incorrect in Trademark Law", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (February 18, 2004)

"A Disgruntled Artist With No Remedy", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (April 19, 2004)

"The Other Side: Copywrongs and Copyleft", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (June 18, 2004)

100th article - "Should 'Bad Faith' Weigh Against a Finding of 'Fair Use?'", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (October 18, 2004)

"The Aftermath of 'Dastar': U.S. Moral Rights Curtailed", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (December 9, 2004)

"Tweaking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 10 (February 18, 2005)

"Banning Bootlegging of Commercially Unreleased Performances", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 7 (April 11, 2005)

"Copyright: Can the Widow Take More Than the Children?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (June 20, 2005)

“Maintenance Fee for Copyright?”, New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (October 14, 2005).

"Peer-To-Peer: A Circumspect Supreme Court", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (November 30, 2005).

"Will Fair Use Survive?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (February 17, 2006).

"’Probative Similarity’: In Honor of Professor Alan Latman", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (May 15, 2006).

"A U.S. and EU Update on Databases", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (October 13, 2006).

"Rothenberg: Final Thoughts on the ‘Dickens Provision’", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 7 (December 7, 2006).

"Publicity: Pre-Empted by Copyright?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (February 16, 2007).

"Rumblings in the U.K. and EU – The Gowers Review", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (April 9, 2007).

"Paparazzi – The Privacy Conflict Between Europe and the U.S.A.", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (June 13, 2007).

"Lower, Upper ‘Computer Framing’ and Copyright Laws", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (October 18, 2007).

"Watch Out for Trademark Fraud!", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 13 (December 13, 2007).

"The Revolt of the Students: Is Intellectual Property Dead?", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 6 (February 11, 2008).

"The Case for a New York Post-Mortem Publicity Law", New York Law Journal, pages 3, 5 (April 11, 2008).

“Classified – Should the Web and Newspapers Have Different Standards?”, New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (June 18, 2008).

“Do We Need a Trademark Doctrine of Foreign Equivalents?”, New York Law Journal, pages 3, 8 (October 6, 2008).