The Intellectual Property Framework on Emoji ⚖

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Hear from leading experts on the fair use and copyright of emoji.

Fair use with Lisa A. Callif, Esq: Who owns an emoji? Do I need permission to use them in a film or television program? Join a legal discussion around the use of emojis in photographs and video.

Copyright with Erin Simon: Emoji are expressive, pictoral… and glyphs in various typefaces.  Surprisingly, those aspects mean very different things for the question of whether emoji are copyrightable under US law.  Like it says on the tin, this talk will explore that question, beginning with the law of typography and then examining how emoji are an uncomfortable fit within that tradition.

Q&A with both experts will follow.

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