Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

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Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Issues in the New Digital Environment January 03, 2013
Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference to Cover Issues in the New Digital Environment

Continuing digital advances and the proliferation of devices and applications have made it possible to view television and film just about anywhere at any time. It has also created many new issues related to copyright and regulation. These issues, as well as an exploration of the right-of-publicity claims, will be considered at the 10th Annual Entertainment and Media Law Conference presented by Southwestern's Biederman Institute and the Media Law Resource Center (MLRC). The conference will be held on Thursday, January 17 at Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Three discussion panels will be presented:
  • "TV Everywhere - Copyright Protection Nowhere or Somewhere?"
  • "Content without Borders: Issues in International Production and Distribution"
  • "Rights (and Wrongs) of Publicity: The Evolving Law of Misappropriation"

Scheduled speakers will include prominent entertainment attorneys, legal scholars and industry insiders including: F. Jay Dougherty, Loyola Law School; Vineeta Gajwani, Electronic Arts Inc.; R. David Hosp, Goodwin Proctor LLP; Bruce E. H. Johnson, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Brid Jordan, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP; Laine R. Kline, Fox International Productions; Robert C. O'Brien, Arent Fox LLP; Michael H. Page, Durie Tangri LLP; Rebecca Sanhueza, Time Inc.; Michael D. Scott, Southwestern Law School; Nathan Siegel, Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP; Richard L. Stone, Jenner & Block LLP; Tim Suter, Perspective Associates; and Shelly Tremain, NBCUniversal.
The event, offering four hours of CLE credit, is scheduled from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception. Registration fees are $100 by January 7, $125 after January 7 (or at the door as space permits), and $25 for non-Southwestern students; Southwestern students are complimentary but an RSVP is required. The event is co-sponsored by Chubb Group of Insurance Companies; Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Doyle & McKean, LLP; Hiscox Inc.; Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP; Kelley Drye & Warren LLP; Leopold, Petrich & Smith PC; and Sidley Austin LLP.

Please note that this year's conference will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel located at 1755 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood. Additional information and registration are available online. Questions may be directed to the Biederman Institute.