Matthew Syrkin presented a panel on music licensing and related copyright issues to the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.  The panel, entitled "Beg, Borrow or Steal – Exploring Practical Solutions to the Music Sampling Debate" took place on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at noon at the Princeton Club in Midtown.  Panelists addressed the rise in popularity of music sampling in popular music and explored the complex licensing and clearance issues implicated through the practice.  These issues include new business models, such as sample clearing houses and statutory fees.  The panel included music industry litigators, in-house counsel from Warner Bros. Records, the founder of Public Enemy (the famous rap group), and an NYU Professor of Musicology.