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Mr. Simon Frankel is a partner with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco, where he focuses on copyright and trademark litigation, Internet privacy and technology disputes, consumer class actions, and legal issues related to visual art. Additionally, Mr. Frankel is a Lecturer at Stanford Law School, where he co-teaches the course Art and the Law.
Mr. Frankel is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A), the University of Cambridge (M. Phil.), and Yale Law School (J.D.)
Mr. Frankel will present on the issue of how courts can and should appropriately assess the protectable expression in photographs for purposes of copyright law. Particularly, he will focus on the challenges of protecting photographs that are “of the world,” rather than of created subjects.