Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Fair Use, Right of Publicity and the Legal Issues Connected with Apps December 20, 2013
Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Fair Use, Right of Publicity and the Legal Issues Connected with Apps

Fast-Moving Technology and its Impact on the Law: Is There an App for That?

Quick and constant advances in technology make it incredibly easy - though not necessarily legal - to re-use copyrighted material. In the digital age, it is difficult to draw the line between the right of publicity and the First Amendment. The proliferation of apps raises several legal concerns. These issues will be considered at Avatars, Apps and Aggregation: New Technologies Shake Up Media Law - Again, the 11th Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern's Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). The conference will be held on Thursday, January 16 at the Los Angeles Times Building.

Three discussion panels will be presented:

  • Aggregating Entertainment Content: How Much Re-Use
    is Fair Use?
  • Right of Publicity Litigation: Sports Videogames Go Down;
    Will Hollywood be Saved by the First Amendment?
  • App-Titude: Legal Issues on Apps That Matter

Scheduled speakers will include prominent entertainment attorneys, legal scholars and industry insiders including: Jonathan H. Anschell, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CBS Television; Deborah Drooz, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP; David Figatner, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Studios); Bryony Gagan, Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, Netflix; Jordan Gimbel, Director of Copyright, Yahoo, Inc.; Sheila Jambekar, Litigation Counsel, Zynga Inc.; Jessica Kantor, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Legendary Entertainment; Michael Rubin, Partner, Altshuler Berzon LLP; Charles Steinberg, Assistant General Counsel, The Walt Disney Co.; Regina Thomas, Assistant General Counsel, AOL/Huffington Post; Alonzo Wickers, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; and Jody Zucker, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Warner Bros. Television.

The event, offering four hours of CLE credit, is scheduled from 2:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception. The event is co-sponsored by AXIS PRO Insurance; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Doyle & McKean LLP; Hiscox USA; Jassy Vick LLP; Jenner & Block; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Leopold Petrich & Smith; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz LLP; and Sidley Austin LLP.

Please note that this year's conference will be held at the Los Angeles Times Building, Globe Lobby Address at 202 W. 1st Street in Los Angeles. There is a parking structure located at 213 S. Spring Street. For more information or to register online, click here. Questions about the conference may be directed to Southwestern's Biederman Institute.