With the recent announcement of the 2024 Oscars nominees, showings and re-showings of the movies that received a nod from the Academy will be prevalent in the coming months. But it is important to remember that public movie showings are strictly controlled by the U.S. Copyright Act, which grants the exclusive right to authorize public showings of copyrighted works to their owners. Read this overview of how copyright applies to "public" movie showings.
Kotz Sangster was pleased to sponsor and participate in a recent presentation on human trafficking. Presented by Echelon Detroit, a group of young professionals within The Salvation Army, the program covered statistics, signs of trafficking, mental and emotional health implications, and recovery challenges. Anne Venet, Anti Human Trafficking Case Manager with The Salvation Army (TSA), and Jenna Fiore of the University of Michigan and TSA, shared case studies and offered suggestions on how the Metro Detroit community can help. Kotz Sangster attorneys participating in the program included John Below, Yasir Muhammad and Tyler Phillips.