The 19th Annual Statewide Mock Trial Finals will be held at the Great Hall and Faneuil Hall on Tuesday, March 23 at 10 a.m.
MBA members are invited to attend the finals and watch the two semi-finalists compete to be named the state champion. The state champion - Team Massachusetts - will then compete for the national title in Orlando, Fla., in May. This year's case is a trial before a judge on the merits of the case as to liability and damages. The plaintiff alleges the defendant contributed to the infringement of copyrighted material by a third person. Was the student encouraged to infringe the copyright of the musician or was the student the lone infringer? Is the professor liable for contributory infringement or was it a fair use of the musician's work in a scholastic setting? You be the judge.