Hall Booth Smith (HBS) is pleased to announce that Mr. Karl Braun, Partner at HBS Nashville office has been elected to the 2014 Board of Directors of the Copyright Society of the South. “Serving on the Board of this renowned Society is a great honor for me. Copyright principles impact every aspect of our industry and the Copyright Society of the South remains on the forefront and cutting edge of Copyright Law both practically and theoretically.  The forums, speakers, panels and discussion add a special and unique dimension to my intellectual property practice here in Nashville,” said Mr. Braun.

Mr. Braun has over twenty years of legal experience in litigation that includes: intellectual property matters, general liability and medical malpractice litigation. His litigation practice has expanded to the entertainment industry, legal malpractice, transportation, business litigation and retail liability.  Mr. Braun's entertainment litigation and transactional specialties were born from personal experience. Having spent more than fifteen years as a professional musician and songwriter, Mr. Braun offers a unique, first-hand understanding of the "real life" dynamics inherent in the relationship between industry and artist/songwriter.  Additionally, Mr. Braun offers a wealth of insight based upon his business experience and transactional work for entertainment industry entities of all types including, publishers, record companies, film and video production companies, entertainment conglomerates, songwriters, artists, administrators, entertainment entrepreneurs/investors and more.  His practice requires frequent and relevant interaction with all aspects of the entertainment world in areas including social networking, music and video streaming, downloading, subscription services and analyzing their impact on the industry as a whole. 

The Copyright Society of the South was formed in 1988, in Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of music publishers, attorneys, business people and academians interested in the field of copyright law. Its mission is to provide a forum for study and discussion of domestic and international copyright law and other matters pertaining to the entertainment industry. It provides seminars, speakers, presentations, and the opportunity to present various points of view on subjects of interest to the membership. The Society refrains from taking a lobbying role or endorsing or sponsoring political positions or candidates. www.copyrightsocietyofthesouth.com

Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is a leading law firm in the Southeastern United States with nine regional offices in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. Since 1989, HBS has delivered quality legal services with a mission “to ethically and professionally serve our clients by providing the highest quality legal representation.”