Joel has written extensively, including the following:

 

"New York City Passes Law for Protection of Freelance Workers" N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2017

 

"The Google Book Project Is Here to Stay," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2016

"Surreptitiously Created Photos of Children Held Not to Constitute Invasion of Privacy," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2015

"Photographers Action Against The Google Book Project Is Settled," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog, September, 18 2014

 

"Copyright Office’s Copyright Small Claims Proposal," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2014


"Apple Guilty of E-Book Antitrust Conspiracy and Enjoined from Objectionable Conduct," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2013

 

"Postal Stamp Infringement Valuation Determined," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog, October, 17 2013

 

"A Copyright Claim Cannot Bar Use of Briefs and Pleadings in a Pending Litigation," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog, September 26, 2013


"Circuit Court Finds Fair Use in Appropriation Art and Reverses Copyright Infringement Decision," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2013

"Court Approves E-Book Antitrust Consent Decree Against Apple and Book Publishers," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2012

 

 

"The Law: New Test for Injunctive Relief Goes National," Russo and Burke website, September 2012

 

"E-Book Antitrust Suits Against Apple and Book Publishers," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2012

 

"The Demise of Righthaven Litigations May Finally Have Arrived," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog, November 10, 2011


“Appropriation Artist Guilty of Copyright Infringement,” N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2011

 

"Photographer Wins Lawsuit against Homeland Security to Photograph Outside of Federal Courthouses," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog, October 21, 2010

“Department of Justice Statement of Interest Regarding Google's Proposed Class Action Settlement - Summary", N.Y.S.B.A. EASL Journal, Fall/Winter 2009

 

"Obama HOPE Poster: Art, Copyright Infrigement, or Both?," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2009 

 

"Estate Planning and Copyrights," GAG Article, May 2009

 

“Photography Law - A 20 Year Retrospective,” N.Y.S.B.A. EASL Journal, Special Edition 2008

 

"Orphan Works Relief - Pending Copyright Legislation," N.Y.S.B.A. EASL Journal, Summer 2008


"Entertainment Litigation, “Know the Issues and Avoid the Courtroom,” N.Y.S. Bar Association, 2007, Ch. 6 & 7

 

"The Wave of the Future or Blatant Copyright Infringement?" N.Y.S. Bar Association Journal, May 2007

 

"Copyright Functionality: When a Shoe is Not a Shoe!" N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2006

 

"Copyright Infringement - When Does it Accrue?" N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2006

 

"Tennis Pro Loses Publicity Claims for Use of Nude Photos," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2005

 

"Court Excludes Use of Multiplier in Calculation of Copyright Infringement Damages," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Spring 2005

 

"Public Domain Material - No Credit Necessary," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2003

 

"Contracting and the Rights of Photographers," Case Western Reserve, Spring 2003

 

"National Geographic Copyright Cases: Lack of  Paperwork Can Bite you Decades Later," N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Fall/Winter 2002

 

"Copyright Term Extension Upheld,"  N.Y.S.B.A. Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, Summer 2001


Specialties: Mr. Hecker lectures nationally and writes extensively on issues of interest, including articles in the New York State Bar Association Journal, the New York State Bar Association's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association's The Senior Lawyer Journal.