Keynote Speaker: Damien Riehl

Damien Riehl is a lawyer and technologist with experience in complex litigation, digital forensics, and software development. A coder since 1985 and for the web since 1995, Damien clerked for the chief judges of state and federal courts, practiced in complex litigation for over a decade, has led teams of cybersecurity and world-spanning digital forensics investigations, and has led teams in legal-software development.

In 2019, Damien gave a TEDx Talk about his All the Music project, which to date has computationally composed over 400,000,000,000 (400B) melodies, has written them to disc (fixed in a tangible medium), and has given the public access through Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which provides rights similar to rights to works in the Public Domain. Damien's project has contributed to discussions between lawyers, musicians, and industry professionals regarding (1) copyrightability of machine-created works and (2) copyrightability of melodies alone.

Every spring since 1999, Fowler School of Law's Chapman Law Review has hosted its annual Law Review Symposium. Topics are selected to challenge participants to confront pressing legal issues from a variety of perspectives. Panelists have included distinguished scholars, judges and practitioners.

2024 Symposium: Rhythm, Rhyme, and the Rule of Law

Friday, February 2, 2024


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Friday, February 2nd
10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Panel 1: Federal Right of Publicity?

Brandon Anand, Managing Attorney, Anand Law PC
Kevin J. Greene, Southwestern Law School
John Tehranian, Southwestern Law School
Nate Camuti, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

12:00 PM

Keynote Address: Copyrighting All the Melodies to Avoid Accidental Infringement

Damien Riehl, All the Music, LLC

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Panel 2: Rap on Trial

Hank Johnson, United States Congress
Charles E. Kubrin, University of California, Irvine
Jack Lerner, University of California, Irvine
Henry Noyes, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

En Banc

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM